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Issued at: 1900 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Fine and dry this evening and overnight. Showers Sunday afternoon.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry across the region this evening with well broken cloud and some late sunshine for most places. Remaining dry overnight with lengthy clear periods developing. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 11°C.

Sunday:

Dry Sunday morning with spells of sunshine. Showers will spread from the west for a time during the afternoon, perhaps turning heavy and thundery. Dry and mostly clear overnight. Maximum Temperature 22°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry to start Monday, but rain will spread in from the west later. Rain gradually clearing, leaving sunshine and sharp showers on Tuesday. Sunny intervals and scattered showers Wednesday.

Updated at: 1444 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers in the northwest, fine and dry elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy in northern Scotland with occasional rain or drizzle and coastal fog. Isolated showers, some heavy with thunder, for Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Dry with clear spells across rest of the UK. Cooler and fresher overnight than of late.

Sunday:

Sunny spells and isolated showers, some of these heavy and thunder in the far southeast at first, and the northeast later. Dry with clear spells overnight.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry to start Monday, but rain will spread in from the west later. Rain gradually clearing on Tuesday leaving sunshine and sharp showers. Generally cloudy Wednesday with occasional showers.

Updated at: 1444 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Jul 2015 to Saturday 18 Jul 2015:

Bright and breezy on Thursday with a mixture of showers and sunny spells, together with a brisk northerly breeze. Less windy on Friday with a mixture of broken cloud and a few showers across much of the UK, although the southwest may turn cloudier with a little drizzle at times. After this, a fairly quiet period of weather is likely to develop through next weekend and into the following week, with mostly dry conditions across southern parts but some rain at times in the north. Temperatures during this period will tend to drop a little below normal to start with, this feeling much cooler than of late for many places, before slowly rising later, perhaps becoming warm in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Sunday 19 Jul 2015 to Sunday 2 Aug 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mostly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there will be some cloudier conditions with rain at times, although even here some periods of dry weather are expected. Temperatures are likely to be around average in the north, but in the south there may be spells of very warm weather for the time of year. These hot conditions bring a low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, mainly for the southeast.

Updated at: 1210 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 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) – Sunny intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Wrexham – Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Manchester Manchester – Sunny intervals 53.479 -2.2465
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Reading Reading – Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Boston Boston – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Leeds Leeds – Sunny intervals 53.8011 -1.547
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Preston Preston – Sunny day 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