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Sunday   (30 August 2015)
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Issued at: 1600 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Cloudy and damp tonight and to start Bank Holiday Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will remain cloudy and wet this evening and overnight with further outbreaks of rain. The rain becoming more persistent with some heavier bursts likely at times, especially towards the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Monday:

Bank Holiday Monday is looking largely cloudy and damp, with outbreaks of rain heaviest and most persistent during the morning, and perhaps becoming drier and brighter from the west later. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Sunshine and showers throughout the period, though the showers probably becoming fewer and lighter later in the week. A cool northerly wind develops, though feeling pleasant in any sunshine.

Updated at: 1521 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Pulses of heavy rain in the south. Showers further north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Much of England and Wales, bar the far north, will see further rain overnight, some will be heavy and perhaps thundery in the southeast. Clearer with scattered showers for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Monday:

Cloudy for much of England and Wales with occasionally heavy rain moving east, but some brightness for the west later. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be brighter with scattered showers.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cool northerly winds will bring sunshine and showers through the period, some heavy and locally thundery on Tuesday. Chilly by night with a touch of frost possible in rural locations.

Updated at: 1521 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 4 Sep 2015 to Sunday 13 Sep 2015:

The gradual change to more settled conditions across the UK continues with plenty of dry and bright weather across much of the UK through the weekend, however there may still be the odd shower around at first, especially towards the east and southeast. The mostly fine and dry weather is expected to continue through until the middle of September, however there is a risk that more unsettled conditions, with spells of rain, could push into southeastern parts early next week. Temperatures on the whole will be slightly below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunny spells and light winds. Overnight temperatures throughout the period are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of localised rural ground frost and fog patches, mainly in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 14 Sep 2015 to Monday 28 Sep 2015:

Generally settled and fine conditions are expected to develop across Southern parts of the UK later in September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, with perhaps only a few short lived spells of cloud and rain. In contrast it is likely to become unsettled in the Northwest later in the month, with occasional bouts of rain and strong winds likely. Areas inbetween are likely to see mixed conditions with brighter drier conditions interspersed with some periods of rain and breezy winds. Temperatures will generally be around average in most parts, but feeling warm under any prolonged sunny periods by day, with some chilly nights in the North.

Updated at: 1521 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

Birmingham Birmingham – Heavy rain 52.4859 -1.889
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Nottingham Nottingham – Light shower day 52.9545 -1.1565
Hereford Hereford – Heavy shower day 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Light rain 52.569 -0.2388
Manchester Manchester – Cloudy 53.479 -2.2465
Lincoln Lincoln – Light rain 53.2304 -0.539
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Boston Boston – Light rain 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Leeds Leeds – Cloudy 53.8011 -1.547
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Preston Preston – Cloudy 53.763 -2.7017

Location Details

Birmingham

Location: 52.4859, -1.889

Altitude: 120m above mean sea level

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Birmingham information

Birmingham is situated in the West Midlands and considered to be the UK's "second city", boasting a population of more than one million people. It was the fastest growing city of the 19th Century and played a large part in Britain's Industrial Revolution.

Throughout its history, Birmingham boasted large textiles, leather working and iron working industries. Industrial expansion in the city was driven largely by innovation, and small workshops, rather than large factories, were at the heart of Birmingham's economy until the end of the 19th Century. By 1760 Birmingham was the centre of Britain's canal system and the city is famed for having more miles of canal than the city of Venice.

The economic prosperity of the city meant that two of the UK's most prominent banks, Lloyds and Midlands Bank (now HSBC) were founded in Birmingham. Famous businessman John Cadbury, founder of Cadbury's, opened his first store selling chocolate in 1824, followed soon after by a factory on Crooked Lane in 1831.

After the Second World War, migration to the UK saw Birmingham become one of the UK's most multicultural cities. The city is renowned for its excellent curry houses, particularly those in the 'Balti Triangle'. Balti is a type of curry with Pakistani and Kashmiri origins, but which expanded rapidly in Birmingham during the 1980s, becoming a celebrated local dish.

The mix of cultures in the city has created a thriving art scene, and Birmingham is thought to be the birthplace of heavy metal music. Bands such as Black Sabbath (fronted by Ozzy Osbourne), Judas Priest and Led Zeppelin are local to the area.

Sport is also a key part of 'Brummie' lifestyle, with both Aston Villa, who play at Villa Park, and Birmingham City, who play at St Andrew's Stadium, representing the city. International Test cricket is also a regular feature at Edgbaston in the south of the city.

Despite its economy of Birmingham traditionally being dependent on manufacturing, the retail and service industries have grown rapidly post-war. Facilities such as The National Exhibition Centre and the International Conference Centre mean that Birmingham plays host to nearly half of the UK's exhibition and conference trade. In 2003 the Bullring shopping centre was opened and houses over 160 shops right in the city centre.

Last updated: 10 April 2015