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  • Sun Sunday 19th
    12°C 4°C
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  • Mon Monday 20th
    15°C 4°C
    Sunny day
  • Tue Tuesday 21st
    15°C 4°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday 22nd
    15°C 5°C
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  • Thu Thursday 23rd
    14°C 8°C
    Cloudy
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Issued at: 0900 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Cloudier with showers today. Largely fine and dry on Monday.

Today:

After a dry and bright start to the day, cloud will spread in from the east, which may produce a few showers. Feeling cooler than recent days. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Cloudy with further showers during the first half of the night. Becoming largely dry with clear spells developing later in the night. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Monday:

It will be a drier and brighter day, with sunny intervals for many. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine, mainly in the west. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

High pressure will dominate the weather this week with plenty of dry weather around, with bright or sunny spells. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine. Some chilly nights are expected.

Updated at: 0429 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudier today. A few showers but some sunny intervals too.

Today:

A cloudier day with some showery rain for central and eastern parts of the UK. Dry with sunny spells to the south and west, where it will feel quite pleasant. Cooler in the east.

Tonight:

A cloudy night with some showers across central parts at first, before drifting westwards into Wales and Northern Ireland by the end of the night. Dry with clear spells elsewhere.

Monday:

Outbreaks of rain across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland will clear northwest during the morning. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere. Less windy and feeling quite pleasant in the sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

High pressure will dominate the weather this week with plenty of dry weather around, with sunny spells, mainly in the west. Often cloudy and cool in the east.

Updated at: 0429 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 23 Apr 2015 to Saturday 2 May 2015:

The start of this period will begin generally dry with good sunny spells across the British Isles. However, it is likely that the weather will gradually turn more unsettled during Friday and into the last few days of April, most probably from the south or west. Light winds are forecast in most areas at first, although breezier conditions are expected at times in the south, and a transition to generally windier weather is on the cards through the period. Temperatures are likely to be above average at first, before cooling down to near normal. This more unsettled and cooler weather pattern is then expected to continue into the early part of May, with a chance of some wet and windy conditions affecting the British Isles.

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 May 2015 to Sunday 17 May 2015:

There is some uncertainty regarding the weather forecast during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions to be fairly typical for the time of year. As a result some wet weather is likely at times along with some drier and brighter periods, perhaps the best of these developing towards the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably range from close to average during unsettled weather to above average when conditions are fine, and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunnier spells as a result. As is common for the time of year, the more settled spells may be accompanied by chilly evenings with some isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1423 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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