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Monday (03 August 2015)
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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Fine this evening. Mainly dry on Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

This evening will be fine and warm with sunny spells before dusk. Overnight it will become cloudier with the risk of a little light rain later. Minimum Temperature 14°C.

Monday:

Monday morning will be rather cloudy with the risk of a little light rain in places. It should become dry and brighter during the afternoon, with perhaps some sunshine. Maximum Temperature 23°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Breezy on Tuesday with sunny spells and a few showers. Mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday, although a few showers may develop during the afternoons.

Updated at: 1409 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing Scotland, on Monday, mostly dry and fine elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Much of England and Wales will remain fine although thundery showers may affect Southwest England and West Wales this evening. Further north it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain which could turn thundery over Northern Ireland and Southwest Scotland.

Monday:

Rain across the north at first will clear during the morning. Most parts will then have a dry day with some sunny intervals, although a little light rain is possible.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Unsettled with rain or showers, especially in the northwest where it will be windy at times with local gales. Best of the brighter and warmer weather occurring in the southeast.

Updated at: 1405 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 7 Aug 2015 to Sunday 16 Aug 2015:

Friday and Saturday are likely to be unsettled, with showers or longer spells, of rain. The rain being most persistent in the north and west, where it will be windy at times. The southeast could stay largely dry although there is the risk of some thundery showers here. Through the rest of the period, westerly or south-westerly winds will push bands of rain or showers across the country at times, interspersed by some drier and brighter interludes. The wettest and windiest weather occurring in the north and west, with the south seeing the best of the brighter weather. Temperatures will range from rather cool in the northwest, to near normal in the east, although there is the chance of some very warm interludes in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Monday 17 Aug 2015 to Monday 31 Aug 2015:

The changeable theme is likely to continue for much of the UK to the end of August with wet and windy conditions at times, particularly in the north and west of the UK. Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any drier and brighter spells, although there is still a risk of rain or showers here at times. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any more settled spells of weather it could turn warmer at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1233 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 52.9545 -1.1565
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Partly cloudy night 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Wrexham – Partly cloudy night 53.0428 -2.9911
Sheffield Sheffield – Partly cloudy night 53.3809 -1.4686
Swindon Swindon – Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 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 – Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Cambridge – Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Leeds Leeds – Cloudy 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