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Issued at: 1200 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Some rain today, but dry warm and sunny tomorrow.

Today:

A chilly and bright start for many before cloud and showery outbreaks of rain spread in from the northwest. Some showers may turn heavy for a time, but in any sunshine it will feel pleasant. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Tonight:

Staying dry overnight with some patchy amounts of cloud and clear spells developing. A milder night than recent with temperatures generally staying in double figures. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Sunday:

A fine day for many with long periods of sunshine and light southerly winds. Feeling warmer than of late. Maximum Temperature 22°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Showers will move eastwards on Monday with some sunny spells too. Windy with sunny spells and blustery showers on Tuesday but drier on Wednesday and less windy.

Updated at: 0418 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and showers for many. Breezy in the north.

Today:

Breezy with heavy showers across Scotland today. A band of showery rain over northern England and Wales will edge slowly south through the day. The southeast of England will be largely dry and warm with light winds.

Tonight:

Showers will die out leaving some clear spells. Cloudier, breezier weather, with some rain or drizzle will develop in western parts, mainly Northern Ireland. Milder night than of late.

Sunday:

Windier with rain reaching northern England and Scotland, locally heavy in the west. Fine elsewhere, with the southeast hotter than of late, before cloud and rain reaches the southwest later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Showery rain moves eastwards through Monday, but warm in the southeast. Cooler with sunny spells and blustery showers for many thereafter. Windy on Monday and Tuesday especially in the west.

Updated at: 0234 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Aug 2015 to Saturday 15 Aug 2015:

Unsettled and often wet conditions are expected to persist in the north on Thursday with southeastern parts having the greatest chance of staying dry with some sunshine, although there is a risk of some thundery showers here later in the day. Generally drier and brighter on Friday, particularly in the southeast. Conditions will then remain generally unsettled with bands of rain, accompanied by strong winds, pushing in from the west at times. These will be interspersed with more showery conditions with the southeast seeing the best of any drier weather. Temperatures are likely to range from rather cool in the north and west to nearer normal in the south and east, although some transient warm spells are possible in the southeast at times.

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Aug 2015 to Sunday 30 Aug 2015:

The unsettled 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: 1207 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

Weather map

Sat 1300

Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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