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    16°C 5°C
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    15°C 6°C
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    13°C 9°C
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    14°C 5°C
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Issued at: 0100 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Remaining settled with sunshine again on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a dry evening and night with largely clear skies. The winds will remain light and it will turn rather cold in rural locations with a touch of frost and some isolated mist and fog patches forming. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Tuesday:

Another fine and dry day, once any early fog patches clear, with largely sunny skies. The winds will remain light and it will feel warm in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Fine and dry at first with sunny spells and feeling pleasantly warm. Turning unsettled from Thursday night with stronger winds, temperatures less warm, and rain or showers at times.

Updated at: 1411 on Mon 20 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine overnight, but patchy fog developing in east.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mostly fine and dry evening and night, however patchy low cloud and fog will spread into eastern counties of England. The far north of Scotland will also see patchy cloud and some showers, which could be locally heavy.

Tuesday:

Low cloud across eastern England will clear through the morning although may persist along the coast. Northern Scotland also seeing further cloud and showers, but elsewhere dry with warm sunshine.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Largely fine at first with warm sunshine, however some eastern coasts will often be cloudier and perhaps rather cold. Windier by Friday with rain or showers and feeling less warm.

Updated at: 1408 on Mon 20 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Apr 2015 to Monday 4 May 2015:

It is likely to be unsettled throughout Saturday and Sunday with spells of showery rain and breezy conditions affecting many regions. During the rest of the period, most areas will be affected by bouts of unsettled weather with showers and longer spells of rain. Some heavy showers are possible, and during the last few days of April, some of the showers may also be wintry over hills. In spite of the rain and showers there should be some brighter periods too. Conditions are also likely to turn cooler than of late during late April, more especially in the north, and this change may happen as early as next weekend. Windy at times too, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 May 2015 to Tuesday 19 May 2015:

The unsettled conditions that will become established during late April are likely to persist into early May. Beyond this, there are no strong signals regarding likely weather types. As such, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions during this period to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with occasional bouts of more unsettled and changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below average during unsettled weather. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather may be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1305 on Mon 20 Apr 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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