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  • Thu Thursday
    21°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    17°C 15°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    17°C 14°C
    Thunder shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 13°C
    Light shower day
  • Mon Monday
    20°C 15°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 21:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 1 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 1 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0900 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Sunny spells and showers or rain, locally heavy.

Today:

An unsettled day with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. These may be locally heavy with the risk of thunder. Breezy around some coasts, but still feeling pleasantly warm in sunnier intervals. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Tonight:

Most places will become dry this evening with clear spells developing. Just a few light showers are possible, with a little hill fog overnight. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Friday:

Mainly dry to start, but increasingly cloudy with showers developing through the day. Showers will merge to give longer spells of rain later, perhaps turning heavy at times. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Unsettled with showers or rain, occasionally heavy, Saturday and Sunday but also sunny intervals. Breezier at first on Sunday. Becoming drier later, though isolated showers remain likely. Less unsettled Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and showers, locally heavy. Drier towards the southeast.

Today:

Sunny spells and showers or rain for many, turning heavy and perhaps thundery at times, especially over Scotland. Largely dry in the southeast with warm sunny spells, but isolated showers possible towards the end of the day.

Tonight:

Showers continuing to affect the north overnight, but easing and becoming more isolated through the evening across the south, with clear spells developing. Winds will be mainly light.

Friday:

Showers in the north and west, occasionally heavy and possibly thundery, will spread into more central areas through the day. Southeastern parts will stay largely dry and warm though.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Unsettled across most areas with showers or spells of rain and some brightness. Drier in the south Sunday, but cloudier with rain, and breezy, in north. Less unsettled on Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 4 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 13 Aug 2014:

Many areas probably starting off fine and generally dry on Monday. However, cloud and rain, possibly heavy at times, will gradually spread from the west through the latter part of Monday, through probably not reaching eastern regions until later on Tuesday. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the second half of next week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 14 Aug 2014 to Thursday 28 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

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

Location Details

Birkenhead

Location: 53.3898, -3.0216

Altitude: 8m above mean sea level

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.