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Issued at: 0800 on Sun 21 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

A cool start, then a fine and dry day.

Today:

A fresher start the day than of late, and a brighter one too, then a dry and fine day to follow. With light winds and sunny spells, it should feel pleasantly warm in the sun. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

A fine end to the day and largely clear skies overnight. Still very light winds, with the odd shallow mist patch possible in sheltered rural areas. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Monday:

Another dry and bright day with sunny spells and light winds. Just a little patchy cloud at times. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Remaining largely fine on Tuesday, though perhaps clouding over later, with a few spots of rain overnight. Brighter on Wednesday, possibly the odd shower. Fairly cloudy and damp on Thursday.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 21 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

A chilly start, then a fine and dry day.

Today:

A chilly start, especially in the north. Then a fine, fresh day with sunny intervals. Dry for the bulk of the UK, just the chance of the odd light shower for some eastern counties, and breezy for North Sea coasts.

Tonight:

A fine end to the day for most, and clear spells overnight, so turning chilly more widely tonight, with grass frost likely in some rural areas.

Monday:

Another dry and bright day for most with sunny spells and light winds. Clouding over in the far northwest with some rain for northwest Scotland into the afternoon.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Turning more unsettled from the northwest, though rain becoming increasingly light and patchy as it spreads southeastwards. Brighter with showers Wednesday. Cloudy, breezy and damp on Thursday.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 21 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Sep 2014 to Saturday 4 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. The rain will spread southwards, gradually weakening, although some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Sunday 19 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 21 Sep 2014

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