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  • Tue Tuesday
    25°C 18°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    26°C 17°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    24°C 17°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    24°C 17°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    24°C 16°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 05:12 Sunset: 21:24 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 21:18 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1900 on Tue 22 Jul 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

Patchy low cloud clearing to warm sunshine on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

After a fine end to the day with some late evening sunshine, it will remain dry with clear periods overnight. Through the early hours, patchy low cloud may spread into eastern parts, giving some mist and hill fog. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Wednesday:

Any early low cloud will clear rapidly then it will be another dry, fine and very warm day. There will be some patchy cloud, but also plenty of sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Plenty of dry and fine weather, with good sunny spells, but also a risk of isolated daytime showers developing. Very warm, locally hot, perhaps a little cooler on Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very warm and sunny for most on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud in the east will edge westwards into central parts overnight giving some mist and hill fog in places, while showery rain in western Northern Ireland and western Scotland eases. Elsewhere it will remain fine, with some clear periods.

Wednesday:

Mainly fine and very warm or hot with low cloud across central parts becoming confined to northeastern coasts where it will feel cooler. Isolated thundery showers in the southwest later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry and fine for most, but occasional showers in the south, some heavy and thundery. Cloudier in the northwest with occasional rain. Very warm for many, locally hot at first.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Tue 1900

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Birkenhead Sunny intervals 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 Sunny day 53.1393 -4.2727
Newtown (Powys) Sunny day 52.5118 -3.3118
Sheffield Sunny day 53.3809 -1.4686
Kendal Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Leeds Sunny day 53.8011 -1.547
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Douglas (Isle of Man) Sunny day 54.1518 -4.484
Aberystwyth Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Nottingham Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
York Sunny day 53.9621 -1.0789
Hereford Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Darlington Sunny day 54.5235 -1.5579
Lincoln Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Carlisle Sunny day 54.8924 -2.9315
Hull Sunny day 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.