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  • Fri Friday
    19°C 15°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 12°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 12°C
    Sunny day
  • Mon Monday
    20°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 14°C
    Heavy shower day
Friday
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SSW 7 14 SSW 8 16 SSW 8 16 SSW 9 17 SSW 9 18 SSW 11 20 S 9 17 SSW 9 17 SSW 8 16 SSW 8 16 S 7 14 SSW 6 13 S 5 11 S 5 11
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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S 6 13 S 7 14 S 7 14 SSE 6 13 SSE 6 12 SE 7 14 SE 7 14 ESE 7 15 ESE 8 16 ESE 8 18 ESE 9 18 SE 9 18 SE 10 20 SE 10 20 SSE 8 17 SSW 10 20 SW 12 24 SW 12 25 WSW 11 23 WSW 12 24 WSW 12 24 WSW 11 23 WSW 12 24 WSW 12 24
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Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Sunday
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WSW 12 25 SW 12 26 SW 11 23 SW 10 20 WSW 13 26 WSW 12 26 WSW 11 24 WSW 9 20 W 5 10
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80% 81% 87% 87% 67% 52% 49% 53% 64%
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0 0 0 1 2 6 6 1 0
Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
Monday
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W 3 5 SW 3 6 S 3 5 S 4 10 S 4 12 S 5 13 S 4 9 SW 4 8
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Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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SSW 4 7 SSW 4 7 SSW 4 8 SW 5 11 SSW 7 16 SSW 8 18 S 6 13 W 6 12
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Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1000 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Showery rain spreading from the west today. Some heavy bursts.

Today:

Tending to cloud over from the west this morning, with outbreaks of showery rain spreading eastwards through the day. A few heavier bursts are possible, especially through the afternoon and evening. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Further outbreaks of showery rain tonight, heavy at times, though there will be some drier spells as well, especially towards the east. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Saturday:

A cloudy and often wet day, with some heavy bursts of rain at times, especially through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Any rain in the north on Sunday morning should clear, becoming drier and brighter from the south. Sunshine and a few showers Monday. Further heavy, possibly thundery showers on Tuesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers for many, merging to more persistent rain at times.

Today:

A band of showers and rain across western parts of the UK at first, heavy at times, will spread gradually eastwards, though become increasingly fragmented. Elsewhere, a scattering of showers, but remaining mostly dry, fine and warm in the southeast.

Tonight:

Becoming drier in the north of the UK. Further showery rain will spread across many southern areas, heavy at times, particularly parts of the southeast and east.

Saturday:

Showery rain in the south will spread northwards. The rain heavy at times. Best of any sunshine across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and later the south and southeast of England.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Heavy rain in the north on Sunday, clearing from the south later. Sunny spells and scattered showers on Monday. Heavy showers Tuesday, merging in the west.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Aug 2014 to Thursday 14 Aug 2014:

Rain, heavy at times, is likely over western parts early Tuesday, slowly moving east and easing through the day. Further rain is likely in the west on Wednesday, also moving east and easing, but brining strengthening winds to all parts. Remaining predominantly unsettled into the weekend, wettest in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. Conditions then most likely to become more settled in the south until the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 15 Aug 2014 to Friday 29 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern and western parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Birmingham

Location: 52.4859, -1.889

Altitude: 120m above mean sea level

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.