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    13°C 11°C
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    16°C 12°C
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    13°C 9°C
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    14°C 12°C
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    14°C 12°C
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Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 16:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1400 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Breezy and cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy and breezy overnight with patchy outbreaks of rain or drizzle, mainly across northern hills and western facing slopes. It will be drier in the south, with some clear spells possible. Milder than last night. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

A breezy and generally cloudy day, but some brighter spells are possible across the far south. Occasional outbreaks of rain may be heavy at times, especially later across northern hills. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain clears southeastwards on Friday with brighter, windier conditions and a few showers following and persisting into Saturday. Remaining windy on Sunday with some more persistent rain possible.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally cloudy and mild, with some rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy and mild for most with occasional rain in places. This will be most persistent in the northwest, whilst drizzle spreads eastwards across southwestern areas. Generally drier in the east, with some clear spells. Fairly windy in the north.

Thursday:

Breezy and largely cloudy with some persistent rain in the west/northwest, and drizzle across the south. Although, there will be some brighter interludes in the east, and far northwest later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain across England and Wales on Friday, will clear southeast by early Saturday. Brighter conditions follow, although with occasional showers, heavy in the northwest. Windy, with gales in the north.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 5 Nov 2014:

The south is likely to see settled conditions on Monday and Tuesday, with rain and strong winds continuing further north. A north-south split looks most likely to develop by the middle of next week. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in the rain. By the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may rise further, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods with some sunshine, but with a greater risk of overnight and morning fog.

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Thursday 20 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well interspersed with drier intervals. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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