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Tuesday   (09 February 2016)
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Issued at: 2000 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Mostly dry, bright and chilly on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain will continue this evening and overnight, perhaps turning wintry on high ground. Rain will become more isolated with clear spells following, leading to icy patches in some sheltered locations. Minimum Temperature 1°C.

Wednesday:

There may be the odd shower around through the day, but on the whole it will be a clear, dry and sunny day. Gusty winds are likely on exposed hills. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright throughut with sunny spells and the odd shower, wintry on hills with these most likely on Saturday.

Updated at: 1652 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry, bright and chilly on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers, perhaps wintry on high ground, will continue across many areas. These tending to become more isolated with clear spells allowing temperatures to fall close to freezing for most. There may be some frost or ice in sheltered areas.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will be clear, dry and sunny for most. However, the odd shower is possible, most likey in northern Scotland and southwest England, again wintry on high ground.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and the odd shower on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will be cloudier with rain at times, particularly in southwestern areas. Bright and cold elsewhere.

Updated at: 1303 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 23 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue at first. Cold, showery conditions across the northeast at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further southwest more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west at the start of next week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Through the week, unsettled conditions should gradually return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 9 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 1303 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Weather map

Tue 2300

Weather forecast map for Birmingham

Birmingham Birmingham – Light shower night 52.4859 -1.889
Banbury Banbury – Light rain 52.0625 -1.3383
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Light rain 53.0024 -2.178
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Overcast 52.0382 -0.7555
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Light shower night 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Wrexham – Light shower night 53.0428 -2.9911
Sheffield Sheffield – Clear night 53.3809 -1.4686
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Overcast 52.569 -0.2388
Manchester Manchester – Partly cloudy night 53.479 -2.2465
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Reading Reading – Overcast 51.4523 -0.9724
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower night 51.4812 -3.1778
Leeds Leeds – Clear night 53.8011 -1.547
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Overcast 52.415 -4.0817
Preston Preston – Partly cloudy night 53.763 -2.7017

Location Details

Birmingham

Location: 52.4859, -1.889

Altitude: 120.0m 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