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  • Tue Tuesday
    13°C 7°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday
    12°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    14°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    14°C 7°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    13°C 10°C
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Tuesday
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Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Strong winds and showers slowly easing. Somewhat quieter tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Very windy at first, with a continued risk of gales, especially over higher ground. A few showers may continue, running in through the Cheshire Gap, but winds will ease markedly. Under clear spells, a touch of grass frost is possible. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Wednesday:

After a mainly dry, and locally chilly start, cloud will thicken, with some patchy rain possible across northern counties. Much lighter winds than on Tuesday, and feeling less cold. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloudy and damp on Thursday. More persistent rain on Friday, with brighter, windier conditions and a few showers following for Saturday. Mild at first, but turning fresher later.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Gales and showers slowly easing. Rain returning to the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Gales will steadily ease, although it will remain breezy in many areas. A few showers will linger on into the early hours, but most places will become dry. Turning chilly in sheltered spots, with a touch of grass frost.

Wednesday:

A dry, bright start for many southern and eastern areas, though turning cloudier through the day. Rain and freshening winds will return to Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A band of rain will push southeast across all parts, clearing southeast England early on Saturday. Generally quite windy, with a risk of gales and squally showers in the northwest.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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