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    20°C 15°C
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    22°C 15°C
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    18°C 13°C
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    16°C 10°C
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Issued at: 1500 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Some mist and hill fog tonight. Brightening up on Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Largely dry overnight with some clear spells at first, but low cloud, mist and fog will tend to return from the east through the early hours of Thursday morning. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Thursday:

It will be another misty and cloudy start to the day, but it will turn brighter once again in the afternoon with some warm sunny spells developing. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cloudy and misty at first on Friday and Saturday. Warm sunny spells developing in the afternoon but some thundery showers possible too. Mostly fine and dry, but cooler on Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mist and hill fog for many. Heavy showers far southwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and fog patches in the northeast will spread westwards across central parts overnight. Clearer in the far south and west, but isolated thundery showers are expected across Cornwall and perhaps Devon.

Thursday:

Murky to start, but brightening up for most as low cloud and mist becomes confined to the northeast. Warm in the south, but thundery showers possible, mainly in the southwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dull to start Friday and Saturday, but warm sunny spells developing for all but the northeast. Scattered thundery showers southern and central parts. Mostly fine and dry on Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

It is likely to remain largely settled at the start of next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler, especially at night. Variable amounts of cloud in most areas with some bright or sunny spells, but thicker cloud in northwestern parts with some rain or drizzle. Later in the week and thereafter, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west, with the best of the dry and bright conditions in the south and southeast. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Oct 2014 to Thursday 16 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

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