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Issued at: 0200 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Mostly dry with further sunshine tomorrow. A few showers later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud is expected to extend across the Pennines and many eastern parts with some mist and fog. It may feel chilly in the west under clearer skies, though isolated fog patches are possible here too by dawn. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Wednesday:

Cloud may be slow to clear some eastern parts during the morning but it will gradually brighten up, with sunshine developing. It should stay dry throughout, and feel warm. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining mostly dry with warm sunny spells, especially in the west, with a few heavy showers possible in the south Thursday and Friday. Drier by Saturday, and generally staying warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Another misty, cloudy night for some. Brighter and warm later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Extensive low cloud, mist and fog will affect many central and eastern parts of the UK once again tonight, with the chance of drizzle in places too. Dry with some clear spells in the west.

Wednesday:

Many eastern parts staying cloudy with patchy drizzle. Mostly dry elsewhere with warm sunny spells as cloud breaks, but some showers possible later, mainly the far southwest where perhaps thundery.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Further sunny spells for many but cloudier across northeastern areas. Heavy, thundery showers likely to develop, mostly across southern and central parts of the UK where it'll be very warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

Sunday should be mostly fine with sunny spells, although still with the risk of showers in the south, while thickening cloud in the far northwest may bring some light rain later. It is then likely to remain largely settled into early next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler than preceding days, whilst outbreaks of rain alternate with sunshine further north. Later in the week, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

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