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  • Tue Tuesday
    19°C 14°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday
    20°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    19°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 14°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 20:00 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 19:57 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:26 Sunset: 19:55 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:28 Sunset: 19:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:30 Sunset: 19:50 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

Fine and dry, but increasingly cloudy.

Today:

A few mist and fog patches are possible first thing, but once these clear it should be a bright morning with warm sunny spells. Cloud will tend to build through the day, but it should stay dry, with light winds. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

It will remain dry overnight, with light winds, and there is a risk of further low cloud, mist or fog patches forming just about anywhere. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Wednesday:

Any early mist and fog will lift and break to leave another mainly dry day, although rather cloudy at times with the odd shower possible. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

It will remain largely fine, but sometimes rather cloudy with a few spots of light rain or drizzle possible. Feeling warm in sunny spells inbetween.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells in the west, cloudier in the east.

Today:

Early mist and fog patches will clear this morning, then northern and western areas will remain mainly dry with warm sunny spells and light winds. Probably cloudier in parts of eastern and central England, with the odd light shower possible.

Tonight:

It will remain mostly dry overnight, with light winds, but further low cloud, mist or fog patches are likely to form in places.

Wednesday:

Early mist and fog patches will lift and break, then it will be another mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Monday 15 Sep 2014:

Many places dry through the weekend, with variable, but often large amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells, but there is an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading across southern and southwestern areas, possibly extending to central areas by the end of Sunday. Into next week, still a good deal of dry weather, especially towards the north, but probably becoming more unsettled from the southwest, with heavy rain possible at times. Light winds at first but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

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Birkenhead Sunny day 53.3898 -3.0216
Wrexham Sunny day 53.0428 -2.9911
Preston Sunny day 53.763 -2.7017
Manchester Sunny day 53.479 -2.2465
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny day 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727
Newtown (Powys) Sunny day 52.5118 -3.3118
Sheffield Sunny day 53.3809 -1.4686
Kendal Sunny day 54.3279 -2.7449
Leeds Sunny day 53.8011 -1.547
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Douglas (Isle of Man) Sunny intervals 54.1518 -4.484
Aberystwyth Sunny day 52.415 -4.0817
Nottingham Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
York Sunny day 53.9621 -1.0789
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Darlington Sunny day 54.5235 -1.5579
Lincoln Sunny intervals 53.2304 -0.539
Carlisle Sunny intervals 54.8924 -2.9315
Hull Cloudy 53.7492 -0.3471

Location Details

Birkenhead

Location: 53.3898, -3.0216

Altitude: 8m above mean sea level

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Birkenhead information

Birkenhead is a large town on the Wirral peninsula which is formed by the Rivers Mersey to the north and Dee to the south. It sits opposite Liverpool, to which it is connected by road tunnels and the historic “Ferry across the Mersey”.

A ferry service has been known to exist in this position since at least 1150 when a Benedictine priory was built at Birkenhead. Before the arrival of a steam ferry in the mid 19th century the area remained largely agricultural.

The area eventually developed as an adjunct to the rapidly developing Liverpool as a major trading port, when transport connections were established.

1829 saw the formation of the Laird ironworks which eventually became Cammell Laird shipbuilders, which is still operating as a ship building and refurbishment business.

The town was connected by rail to Liverpool in 1886 and directly by road only as recently as 1932.