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    16°C 10°C
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Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Sat 20 Sep 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

Cold and clear tonight. Dry with sunny spells tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy at first this evening, but cooler, clearer conditions will gradually spread from the north overnight. Perhaps a touch of frost on the grass by dawn. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Sunday:

After a cool start, Sunday looks set to be a dry and bright day, with sunny spells. Feeling fresher than of late, but still pleasant in the afternoon sunshine. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Staying fine and often sunny during Monday, but cold overnight. Often cloudier during Tuesday and Wednesday, with sporadic outbreaks of light rain at times, and a strengthening breeze.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Isolated showers in the south tonight. Dry and sunny tomorrow,

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold, dry and largely clear in the north. Staying mild further south, with cloudy skies and isolated showers, although the fresher, clearer conditions in the north will continue to push south through the course of the night.

Sunday:

Any lingering cloud in the far south will soon clear, leaving a fine day with sunny spells. A chilly start, but feeling warm by the afternoon, especially in the south.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Fine and often sunny across the south and east. However cloudier with rain at times across northern and western parts. Light winds, but turning windy in the northwest by Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Sep 2014 to Saturday 4 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. The rain will spread southwards, gradually weakening, although some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Sunday 19 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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