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YELLOW Warnings in force for West Midlands Conurbation
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Saturday (04 July 2015)
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Sunday (05 July 2015)
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Issued at: 0500 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Cloud will break to give some warm sunshine today.

Today:

Saturday will begin rather cloudy with the chance of a heavy shower in the north. It will brighten up from the south during the morning, and the afternoon will be generally dry with some warm spells of sunshine. Maximum Temperature 24°C.

Tonight:

It will be a dry evening and night across the region with light winds, and clear periods will develop. Temperatures will remain in double figures. Minimum Temperature 11°C.

Sunday:

Sunday morning will be dry with warm spells of sunshine. Showers are likely to spread from the west for a time during the afternoon, perhaps turning heavy and thundery. Maximum Temperature 22°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday will start dry with some sunshine. Cloud and rain will spread from the west later, giving way to sunshine and scattered showers on Tuesday and for Wednesday.

Updated at: 0407 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy rain clearing north. Dry, sunny and warm elsewhere.

Today:

Heavy thundery rain will slowly clear away from the north. Dry and sunny elsewhere, perhaps a few thundery showers in the far southeast first thing, and Northern Ireland later. Very warm in the south and east, fresher in the west.

Tonight:

Further showers, possibly heavy and thundery, mainly in the west. Elsewhere, dry with clear spells. Low cloud in the northeast. Perhaps some heavy thundery rain into the far southeast.

Sunday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells for many, and feeling much fresher than of late. Meanwhile, there will be some showers in the west, possibly heavy and thundery at times.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry to start Monday, but rain will spread in from the west later. Rain will clear to a mixture of sunshine and showers, possibly heavy, for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Updated at: 0406 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 8 Jul 2015 to Friday 17 Jul 2015:

Bright and breezy on Wednesday with a mixture of showers and sunny spells for many places. However, it is likely to be cloudier in the north with some longer spells of rain developing here. Less windy on Thursday with the showers becoming restricted to northern parts, with mostly dry conditions and some periods of sunshine developing elsewhere. After this, a fairly quiet period of weather leading into next weekend and the following week, with mostly dry conditions across southern parts but perhaps some rain at times in the north. Temperatures during this period will tend to drop a little below normal to start with, this feeling much cooler than of late for many places, before slowly rising later, especially in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Saturday 18 Jul 2015 to Saturday 1 Aug 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mostly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there will be some cloudier conditions with rain at times, although even here some good periods of dry weather are expected. Temperatures are likely to be around average in the north, but in the south there may be spells of very warm weather for the time of year. These hot conditions bring a low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, mainly for the southeast.

Updated at: 1202 on Fri 03 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 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 – Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Wrexham – Overcast 53.0428 -2.9911
Sheffield Sheffield – Overcast 53.3809 -1.4686
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Manchester Manchester – Overcast 53.479 -2.2465
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Leeds Leeds – Thunder 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