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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Unsettled with frequent outbreaks of rain.

Today:

A fairly unsettled day with frequent outbreaks of light or occasionally heavy rain through the region, and only occasional dry spells. It will be breezy too, making it feel chilly, despite temperatures being around average. Maximum Temperature 11°C.

Tonight:

Rain will gradually clear away to the east, and there will be occasional clear spells at times. More rain showers then arrive from the west as the night goes on. Minimum Temperature 3°C.

Sunday:

Blustery, showery, weather is expected for Sunday, although there should be occasional sunny spells. More persistent rain then arrives from the west by the evening. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy, showery and chilly weather is expected on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday should be somewhat drier, brighter and less windy, but still feeling chilly.

Updated at: 0137 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very unsettled with spells of wet and very windy weather.

Today:

Wet and windy weather will spread to most areas from the southwest, giving a risk of flooding across south Wales and southwest England. Gales will affect southern and western parts. Northeast Scotland and parts of southeast England should escape dry.

Tonight:

Rain will move away to the north and east to leave clear spells and blustery showers. Gales will affect exposed areas and showers will be locally wintry in the north.

Sunday:

Most areas will have sunny spells on Sunday, although heavy and blustery showers will feed in from the west in locally gale force winds. More persistent rain will arrive later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday will be very showery, with severe gales affecting southern areas and showers turning wintry in the north. During Tuesday and Wednesday the strong winds and showers will gradually ease.

Updated at: 0129 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Feb 2016 to Friday 19 Feb 2016:

Wednesday should be dry, bright and cold for most areas, however outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds will extend northeastwards across England and Wales overnight into Thursday. Thereafter it will be generally unsettled across all parts with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions, the showers turning wintry at times in the north. The wettest weather will always tend to be over western hills. It may be very windy with gales or severe gales at times, most likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures are expected to be mainly near normal, however some colder spells with overnight frost are possible, mainly in the north. There is only a low probability of any more settled weather developing for a time late next week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 20 Feb 2016 to Saturday 5 Mar 2016:

The latest indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic, bringing showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern and western areas. Some snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear, Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established across southern and eastern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here. However, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0129 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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

Location Details

Birmingham

Location: 52.4859, -1.889

Altitude: 120.0m 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