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YELLOW Warnings in force for West Midlands Conurbation
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Tuesday   (01 September 2015)
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Issued at: 0000 on Tue 01 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Any lingering rain soon clearing leaving scattered showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any remaining rain in the east soon clearing to leave clear spells and just a few showers. Turning chilly where the cloud breaks, with a risk of some mist in rural areas by morning. Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Tuesday:

Rather cloudy at times, but with some sunny intervals likely too. There will be further scattered, locally heavy, showers and it will continue to feel cool in the northerly wind. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny spells and showers throughout the period, the showers probably becoming fewer and lighter later in the week. Some chilly nights in northerly winds, though feeling pleasant in any sunshine.

Updated at: 1703 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming dry in the east, showers continuing further north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any lingering rain will gradually clear eastern areas this evening, leaving a dry night for the south, but with scattered heavy showers in the north and west. Turning chilly where the cloud breaks, with patchy mist developing in rural areas.

Tuesday:

Variable cloud with some sunny spells, with the best of these in the south and southwest. Scattered locally heavy showers will continue in the north, and parts of the midlands.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cool northerly winds will bring sunny spells and showers throughout, these locally heavy in the east. Chilly nights, especially in the west, with a touch of frost possible.

Updated at: 1506 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 5 Sep 2015 to Monday 14 Sep 2015:

Saturday is likely to be quite cloudy and cool with a few showers, more especially in the north and east. Sunday remains on the cool side, but there should be more in the way of bright spells, with any showers becoming increasingly confined to the east. Into the following week settled conditions should become established across all parts, bringing mostly fine and dry weather, with some cool misty starts followed by sunny spells followed by spells of bright Autumn sunshine. Temperatures on the whole will be a little below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine with generally light winds. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 15 Sep 2015 to Tuesday 29 Sep 2015:

The second half of September is expected to start with generally fine and settled conditions, with plenty of dry and bright weather with some pleasant sunshine, and with only a brief spells of cloudier, wetter weather. Eventually a northwest to southeast split develops in the weather, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather while the northwest sees occasional bouts of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with some chilly nights, more especially in the north.

Updated at: 1506 on Mon 31 Aug 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 – Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
Hereford Hereford – Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Clear night 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Wrexham – Partly cloudy night 53.0428 -2.9911
Sheffield Sheffield – Light rain 53.3809 -1.4686
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 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 – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Cambridge – Overcast 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Leeds Leeds – Light rain 53.8011 -1.547
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Preston Preston – Light rain 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