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  • Fri Friday
    17°C 9°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    16°C 8°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    16°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    16°C 13°C
    Heavy rain
  • Tue Tuesday
    17°C 11°C
    Light rain
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Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:14 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 20:10 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0800 on Fri 22 Aug 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

Mostly dry and fine, with sunny spells.

Today:

A mostly dry and fine day, with frequent sunny spells. One or two showers remain possible throughout, although these should be infrequent. Feeling cool, especially when exposed to the northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

Isolated showers will continue in places, however it will mostly be a dry and increasingly clear night. With the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it feeling rather chilly. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Saturday:

A generally fine day, with some frequent sunshine. Whilst the breeze could bring the occasional shower in from the northwest, most places should stay dry. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A cold start Sunday, but mostly fine and dry with some sunshine. Rain then spreads eastwards Monday, turning heavy and persistent in places. Further showers then follow on Tuesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and scattered showers, most frequent in the northeast.

Today:

Early rain should clear the far southeast during the morning, with sunny spells ands showers following for all parts. Showers will be most frequent in the cloudier north and east, where they could be heavy at times.

Tonight:

Isolated showers will continue in places, however most will have a dry and increasingly clear night. With the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it feeling rather chilly.

Saturday:

A generally fine and dry day, with sunny periods. However showers will continue to affect some northern and eastern areas, where they could be heavy at first, before easing later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A cold start Sunday, but mostly fine and dry with some sunshine. Rain then spreads eastwards Monday, although much of Scotland staying drier and brighter. Further showers are likely Tuesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 to Thursday 4 Sep 2014:

Any lingering rain in the far east may clear on Tuesday, there will then be spells of rain or showers through the middle of next week as a mobile westerly pattern becomes established. Winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be close to or slightly below normal, but warm at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Friday 5 Sep 2014 to Friday 19 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Weather Map

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