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  • Fri Friday
    27°C 18°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    26°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    21°C 14°C
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  • Mon Monday
    22°C 14°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    22°C 14°C
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Friday
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:11 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
Saturday
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 21:09 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
Monday
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Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 21:05 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2100 on Fri 25 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 West Midlands

Staying warm. A few showers possible on Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

There will be plenty of warm sunshine to end the day. Mostly dry and clear overnight but low cloud bringing some mist and hill fog could return from the east towards dawn. Winds remaining light. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Saturday:

A lot of dry, warm weather once again. Some good sunny spells through the morning but cloud will build, bringing the risk of one or two heavy afternoon showers. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cooler and cloudier on Sunday with showery outbreaks of rain at times and a freshening breeze. Sunshine and showers on Monday, drier by Tuesday with variable cloud and sunny spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy, thundery showers in south easing. Many places dry overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy, thundery showers across southern England easing this evening. Overnight, many parts dry, but cloud will gradually spread into the far northwest bringing outbreaks of rain. Low cloud, mist and hill fog will also return across central and eastern parts.

Saturday:

Fine, dry and warm for most, locally hot in southeast England. However cloud and rain will continue to move into northwestern parts, whilst the odd heavy shower is likely elsewhere.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cooler, cloudier and breezier Sunday with showery rain spreading southeastwards. Sunshine and showers Monday, a risk of thunder in the south. Tuesday, rain in the northwest, dry and bright elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 to Friday 8 Aug 2014:

Many parts will be dry and fine to start this period, although rain or showers look likely to affect the north where it will be cloudier and breezier, with isolated showers in the south. Temperatures should vary from around average in the north to above average in the south, where it may be locally very warm. The start of August looks likely to bring a transition towards less settled conditions, with rain or showers in the north becoming more widespread. However, it will remain on the warm side, especially across the south where the best of any drier, brighter weather is most probable. The weather looks broadly similar for the following week, although there are indications that drier, sunnier periods in the south may become more prevalent.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Aug 2014 to Saturday 23 Aug 2014:

There is greater than average uncertainty concerning the weather through this period. Currently, generally unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the start of this period in the north with cloudy spells and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts, but near normal elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Fri 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 Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Clear night 53.0428 -2.9911
Sheffield Clear night 53.3809 -1.4686
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Manchester Clear night 53.479 -2.2465
Lincoln Clear night 53.2304 -0.539
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Boston Partly cloudy night 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778
Leeds Clear night 53.8011 -1.547
Aberystwyth Clear night 52.415 -4.0817
Preston Clear night 53.763 -2.7017

Location Details

Birmingham

Location: 52.4859, -1.889

Altitude: 120m above mean sea level

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.