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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

A rather cold and unsettled week.

Today:

Generally dry and sunny throughout the morning, after a cold start. Becoming more unsettled into the afternoon as showers develop, these perhaps locally heavy with hail. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

Breezy, with showers clearing away east during the evening to leave a mostly dry and clear night. It will turn cold under prolonged clear periods. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Tuesday:

A breezy day and feeling chilly, with sunny spells and showers. The showers occasionally turning heavy with some hail. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wet and windy on Wednesday, with rain clearing southeastwards later to sunshine and showers. Staying unsettled on Thursday with some heavy, thundery showers, but drier on Friday. Feeling cold throughout.

Updated at: 0428 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Unsettled and feeling cold for most this week.

Today:

Sunny spells and showers for many. Showers most frequent in the north and west, locally heavy and turning wintry in parts of the north, mainly on hills. Becoming windy in the north and west, with gales likely for a time.

Tonight:

Showers continuing for many northern and western parts, wintry over hills in the north and occasionally to lower levels. Drier elsewhere, and cold for most with a local frost developing.

Tuesday:

A bright, breezy day with showers, mainly across northern and western parts, but also some lengthy sunny spells. Showers may be heavy at times and wintry over some hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Strong winds and rain for most on Wednesday, clearing eastwards to sunshine and showers by Thursday. Drier for many on Friday. Staying rather cold, with some hill snow in north.

Updated at: 0437 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015:

Friday 1st May is likely to be mainly settled, but cool. Most places should remain dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible, mainly in the north and east. Similar conditions will probably prevail over north and eastern parts through Saturday, but it will turn more unsettled again in the south and west with thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain developing. These will probably move NE to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest and windiest conditions being in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the southeast. Temperatures through the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Monday 25 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn less unsettled from around mid-May onwards. These conditions are fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are more probable across central and northern areas, with transient spells of more settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast, especially later on in the month. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or little below average, especially during any unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1306 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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