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Issued at: 0800 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Often cloudy and damp today and for Bank Holiday Monday.

Today:

A largely cloudy day with outbreaks of rain at times. The rain often fairly light and patchy, but occasional heavier bursts are possible, especially towards the south. In any drier spells, a little brightness is possible. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Tonight:

It will remain cloudy and wet overnight, the rain perhaps becoming more persistent with some heavier bursts likely at times. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Monday:

Bank Holiday Monday is looking largely cloudy and damp, with outbreaks of rain on and off throughout the day. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Sunshine and showers throughout the period, though the showers probably becoming fewer and lighter later in the week. A cool northerly wind develops, though feeling pleasant in any sunshine.

Updated at: 0357 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Pulses of heavy rain in the south. Showers further north.

Today:

Sunshine and showers in the north; the latter mainly across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Cloudier further south with showery outbreaks of rain, but perhaps drier and warm across southeast England for a time, before pulses of heavy rain arrive later.

Tonight:

Much of England and Wales, bar the far north, will see further rain overnight, some will be heavy and perhaps thundery in the southeast. Clearer with isolated showers further north.

Monday:

A rather unsettled and wet day across England and Wales with outbreaks of rain, although western peripheries should gradually brighten up. Brighter across Northern Ireland and Scotland with scattered showers.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Northerly winds will bring sunshine and showers through the period, some heavy and locally thundery on Tuesday. Turning chilly by night with a touch of frost possible in rural locations.

Updated at: 0624 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 3 Sep 2015 to Saturday 12 Sep 2015:

The gradual change to more settled conditions across the UK continues with plenty of dry and bright weather across much of the UK through the weekend, however there will still be the odd shower around at first, especially towards the southeast. The mostly fine and dry weather is expected to continue through until the middle of September, however there is a risk that more unsettled conditions, with further spells of rain, could push into northwestern parts early next week. Temperatures on the whole will be slightly below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunny spells and light winds. Overnight temperatures throughout the period are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of localised rural frost and fog patches, mainly in the north.

UK Outlook for Sunday 13 Sep 2015 to Sunday 27 Sep 2015:

The generally settled and fine conditions are expected to continue across Southeastern parts of the UK through much of September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, and only a low risk of short lived spells of cloud and rain. In contrast it is likely to remain on the unsettled side in the Northwest for the majority of the month, with occasional bouts of rain and strong winds likely. Temperatures will generally be around average in most parts, but feeling warm under any prolonged sunny periods in the Southeast by day, with some chilly nights in the North.

Updated at: 0624 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Weather map

Sun 0900

Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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