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  • Tue Tuesday
    26°C 16°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    27°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    26°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    25°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    25°C 16°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 05:12 Sunset: 21:15 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:14 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:11 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 21:09 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Tue 22 Jul 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

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

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Soon brightening up on Wednesday with warm sunshine.

This Evening and Tonight:

A fine evening with some sunshine will be followed by a dry night with long clear periods at first. After midnight, patchy low cloud will spread westwards across the region, giving some mist and hill fog in places. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Wednesday:

After a dull start, some good sunny spells will soon develop and it will quickly become very warm. A few thundery showers are possible in the south later. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A lot of dry, fine weather with good sunny spells. However, showers possible on most days, these perhaps locally heavy and thundery at times. Very warm, locally hot at first.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very warm and sunny for most on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud in the east will edge westwards into central parts overnight giving some mist and hill fog in places, while showery rain in western Northern Ireland and western Scotland eases. Elsewhere it will remain fine, with some clear periods.

Wednesday:

Mainly fine and very warm or hot with low cloud across central parts becoming confined to northeastern coasts where it will feel cooler. Isolated thundery showers in the southwest later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry and fine for most, but occasional showers in the south, some heavy and thundery. Cloudier in the northwest with occasional rain. Very warm for many, locally hot at first.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Tue 2000

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Birmingham Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Banbury Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny day 53.0024 -2.178
Nottingham Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
Hereford Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Newtown (Powys) Sunny day 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911
Sheffield Sunny day 53.3809 -1.4686
Swindon Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Manchester Sunny day 53.479 -2.2465
Lincoln Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Reading Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Boston Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Leeds Sunny day 53.8011 -1.547
Aberystwyth Overcast 52.415 -4.0817
Preston Sunny day 53.763 -2.7017

Location Details

Birmingham

Location: 52.4859, -1.889

Altitude: 120m above mean sea level

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.