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    16°C 5°C
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    10°C 3°C
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    11°C 5°C
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  • Wed Wednesday 29th
    11°C 6°C
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Issued at: 0600 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Turning cooler and more unsettled through the weekend.

Today:

Some warm spells of sunshine are expected on Saturday. However, showers are likely to break out, which could turn heavy during the afternoon. There is the risk of more persistent rain affecting the region by the end of the day. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

The rainband will slowly push southwards overnight, clearing the region through the early hours. Turning clearer and colder to the northwest with a patchy frost possible in more rural areas. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Sunday:

Cloud will clear the southeast of the region through the morning. Turning increasingly sunny thereafter but feeling rather cold, particularly in the breeze. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunny spells and showers on Monday and Tuesday. Risk of more persistent rain and strong winds on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0321 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather unsettled through the weekend and turning cooler for all.

Today:

Rain across northern UK will push south and become patchier, reaching central areas by evening. Turning colder to the north with wintry showers in the far northwest. Southern areas will be warmer with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Tonight:

Rain continuing to move southeastwards, reaching all parts by dawn. Turning drier but colder with wintry showers in the far northwest and frost and ice in places.

Sunday:

Rain across southern parts moving south but probably not clearing the far southeast until late afternoon. Colder, sunnier weather following with scattered showers, wintry over northern hills.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers on Monday and Tuesday, wintry across some northern areas. Risk of more persistent rain and strong winds in places on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0237 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015:

It looks likely to be unsettled and rather cold as we move from April into May, becoming winder than of late. There will be a period of wet, windy and cold weather early in the period. Otherwise sunny spells and some showers are expected, these are likley to turn heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder, and also snow on northern hills. Although drier interludes are likely towards the end of the period, the changeable conditions are likely to continue, but it will probably become less cold, with rain likely becoming focussed towards western and central parts, with the best chance of some drier and brighter conditions in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 May 2015 to Saturday 23 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are more likely to persist for the first half of May, though it may turn drier mid-month. Central and western areas are likely to see the most of any rainfall, while southern and eastern districts and the far north have the best of any drier weather. However, there are no strong signals, with weather conditions likely to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below during 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: 1319 on Fri 24 Apr 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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