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  • Mon Monday
    18°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    19°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Wed Wednesday
    21°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    21°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    19°C 14°C
    Cloudy
Monday
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Sunrise: 06:18 Sunset: 19:56 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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NNW 7 15 NNW 6 14 NNW 5 12 NNW 5 11 NNW 4 9 NNW 4 8 NNW 3 8 N 3 8 NNE 3 9 ENE 4 8 ENE 4 8 ENE 4 8 ENE 5 9 ENE 4 9 ENE 4 9 E 5 9 E 5 9 E 5 9 E 5 9 E 5 9 E 5 9 E 5 10 E 5 9 E 6 11
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77% 80% 83% 85% 86% 88% 89% 90% 88% 84% 82% 77% 68% 62% 57% 55% 54% 53% 53% 54% 58% 60% 64% 73%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 19:54 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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E 6 11 E 6 12 ESE 5 10 ESE 5 11 ESE 6 12 SE 6 14 SE 5 12 ESE 5 11 E 6 11
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80% 86% 91% 94% 89% 77% 64% 61% 75%
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0 0 0 1 1 3 5 1 0
Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:51 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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ESE 7 14 E 5 9 ENE 4 8 E 5 12 E 7 15 E 6 15 ENE 5 11 ENE 6 12
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VG G G G VG VG VG VG
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79% 89% 95% 89% 71% 64% 67% 78%
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0 0 1 1 3 4 1 0
Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 19:49 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 19:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2100 on Mon 01 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 West Midlands

Dry and chilly tonight. Fine but increasingly cloudy on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A fine evening with some sunshine, and remaining dry overnight. Light winds and clear spells overnight mean it may turn a little chilly, allowing some patchy fog to form in prone spots. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Tuesday:

Once any overnight mist or fog patches clear it should be a bright morning with sunny spells. Perhaps clouding over a little through the day but should stay dry. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

It will remain largely fine, but often rather cloudy with a few spots of light rain or drizzle possible at times. Feeling warm in any sunny spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells in the west Tuesday, cloudier in the east.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming mainly cloudy across eastern and perhaps central England with increasing amounts of hill fog and patchy drizzle. Elsewhere, with light winds and clear spells, a few fog patches are likely to develop. Chilly in the north and west.

Tuesday:

Early fog patches clearing, then northern and western areas mainly dry with warm sunny spells. Probably cloudier in parts of eastern and central England, with the odd shower possible.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Monday 15 Sep 2014:

Many places dry through the weekend, with variable, but often large amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells, but there is an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading across southern and southwestern areas, possibly extending to central areas by the end of Sunday. Into next week, still a good deal of dry weather, especially towards the north, but probably becoming more unsettled from the southwest, with heavy rain possible at times. Light winds at first but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

Weather Map

Mon 2100

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