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Issued at: 2300 on Mon 29 Jun 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

A dry and bright evening. Becoming very warm Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

After a fine, dry evening it will cloud over with perhaps the odd spot of light rain over the hills in the north and west through the night. It will be a warm humid night for most. Minimum Temperature 13°C.

Tuesday:

The cloud and any spots of rain will quickly clear leaving a dry day with plenty of sunshine. With light winds it will feel very warm or hot. Maximum Temperature 28°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Warm or hot for many and sunny, with muggy nights. Thunderstorms are possible on Wednesday with the risk moving southeastwards on Thursday. A slightly fresher feel at first on Friday.

Updated at: 1636 on Mon 29 Jun 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly dry, some rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

A fine bright evening for most but becoming cloudy in the north and west with rain, locally heavy across northwest Scotland. Staying clearer and dry in the south and east. A warm, humid night for many, especially central areas.

Tuesday:

Fairly cloudy in the north with rain quickly clearing northern Scotland. Elsewhere dry, sunny and becoming very warm or hot. Isolated thundery showers are possible across parts of Scotland later.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Warm or hot for many and sunny, with muggy nights. Thunderstorms possible Wednesday, restricted to the southeast and northwest on Thursday. Fresher for most Friday, showers, possibly thundery later.

Updated at: 1630 on Mon 29 Jun 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Jul 2015 to Monday 13 Jul 2015:

After another warm, humid start on Saturday, especially over eastern parts where there could be some thundery showers, some fresher, cooler conditions are expected to push in from the west, reaching all parts by the end of the day. Largely dry and bright and feeling cooler on Sunday. A chance of some rain spreading into the west and southwestern parts early next week, but most places, away from the northwest, look to stay mainly dry for much of the week with a return of the very warm, humid conditions and a low risk of thundery showers into the south towards midweek. By the middle of July northwestern parts are likely to see more in the way of unsettled weather, whilst southeastern parts seeing further fine, dry and very warm conditions.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 28 Jul 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mainly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there is an ongoing chance of seeing spells of more unsettled weather, however any periods of rain may well be less frequent than normal with some good periods of dry weather expected here as well. Temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average in the northwest, but in the southeast it will be very warm for the time of year, and could possibly become hot at times. With these warmer temperatures there is a continued low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, especially in the southeast.

Updated at: 1326 on Mon 29 Jun 2015

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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