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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Frost and scattered showers tonight. Bright with scattered showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mainly dry and clear this evening, with a widespread frost developing, and some fog patches too in places. Turning cloudier with scattered showers overnight. The showers sleety on higher ground. Minimum Temperature -2°C.

Friday:

Cold and bright with a mix of sunny intervals and scattered showers. The showers falling briefly as sleet or snow on higher ground. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cold, wet and breezy on Saturday, with possible snow on higher ground. Feeling much colder on Sunday and Monday, with brisk northerly winds and occasional snow showers.

Updated at: 1447 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Frost and scattered showers. Some snow across eastern Scotland tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold with scattered showers. The showers mainly towards the south and near the coast, but falling briefly as sleet or snow on high ground. Becoming widely frosty with fog patches, especially across northern, eastern and central Britain.

Friday:

Cold with broken cloud and scattered showers. The showers falling as sleet or snow on higher ground. More persistent sleet or snow potentially edging southwards across eastern Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Wet and breezy with hill snow in the south Saturday, but brighter with wintry showers in north. Colder with brisk northerly winds and occasional sleet or snow showers Sunday onwards.

Updated at: 1440 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Feb 2016 to Thursday 25 Feb 2016:

Cold and predominantly fine on Tuesday, with a hard frost and potentially some freezing fog patches morning and night. On Tuesday night, it is expected to turn milder and breezy with rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rain perhaps preceded by some snow for a time. During Wednesday and Thursday, the rain and hill snow is expected to spread across Wales and England, but is likely to stall across central parts whilst dying out. Brighter weather with scattered wintry showers follows into northern and western areas. Thereafter, the weather looks set to be rather cold and changeable, with some wet and windy weather, but also some frosty conditions around too during quieter interludes. Probably cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and towards the north.

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Feb 2016 to Friday 11 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather conditions looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest towards the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. By mid March, there are signs of more settled weather across other parts of the country too. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 1440 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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

Location Details

Birmingham

Location: 52.4859, -1.889

Altitude: 120.0m 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