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  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    18°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    18°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    18°C 11°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:15 Sunset: 20:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:17 Sunset: 19:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:18 Sunset: 19:56 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 19:54 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0000 on Sat 30 Aug 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Showery rain clearing overnight. Sunny spells and isolated showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy through this evening as outbreaks of rain and drizzle push south across the area. However, the rain will clear to the south overnight with drier conditions following, but with some showers pushing into the northwest. Breezy. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Saturday:

A good deal of dry weather with variable amount of cloud and sunny spells. A few showers are likely too, particularly towards the northwest. The westerly breeze will ease later. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Largely dry on Sunday with sunny spells. Becoming cloudier overnight with patchy rain or drizzle spreading south, and lingering through Monday. Brighter and drier conditions should develop through Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers on Saturday; most frequent in the north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers or bands of rain, heavy in places, will affect northern parts. However, there will be some drier spells in between. Outbreaks of rain or drizzle across Wales and southern England will mostly clear to the south around dawn. Breezy.

Saturday:

Sunny intervals and scattered showers, most likely in the north where some will be heavy. A good deal of dry weather further south with showers more isolated. Remaining rather breezy.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine on Sunday, but rain and strengthening winds spreading into northwest. Rain turning patchy as it pushes southeastwards Monday, stalling across the far south into Tuesday. Brighter further north.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 3 Sep 2014 to Friday 12 Sep 2014:

Dry for many on Wednesday and Thursday with variable cloud amounts and warm sunny spells once early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. The settled conditions should persist into Friday. However, through the weekend, there is likely to be an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading from the west. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas will see the best of the drier and bright weather, especially later in the period. Temperatures near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Sep 2014 to Saturday 27 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 Fri 29 Aug 2014

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