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  • Tue Tuesday
    19°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Wed Wednesday
    21°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    19°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    17°C 12°C
    Cloudy
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 19:54 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:51 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 19:49 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 19:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:26 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1400 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

After a largely cloudy start, becoming brighter on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a fine evening across the region. It will remain largely dry overnight with light winds. However, areas of low cloud will develop leading to some mist and fog patches in places, these mainly forming across higher ground. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Wednesday:

Low cloud, mist and any fog patches will lift and break to leave another mainly dry day, with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

It will remain largely fine, but sometimes rather cloudy with a few spots of light rain or drizzle possible. Feeling warm in the sunny spells that develop.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Settled conditions will persist, bringing variable cloud and sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A largely dry evening and night with light winds. However, further areas of low cloud will form overnight with mist or fog patches developing in places, mainly across hills. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower.

Wednesday:

Early mist and fog patches will lift and break during the morning. Otherwise, a mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable amounts of cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some patchy light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy at times. Light winds at first, but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

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