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  • Sat Saturday
    13°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    14°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    16°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    15°C 7°C
    Heavy rain
  • Wed Wednesday
    11°C 9°C
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Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 16:50 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: First quarter 1 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1800 on Sat 25 Oct 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

Breezy. Mostly dry with some clear spells overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining breezy overnight. It will be fairly cloudy, but with some clear spells, these mostly in the east. Most places will stay dry, but cloud may be thick enough to produce some isolated patches of light rain over northern counties. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Sunday:

Another breezy and largely dry day. There will be some cloud, but where breaks develop there will be bright or sunny periods, particularly during the afternoon. Becoming generally cloudy later. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Breezy and largely dry Monday, but staying mostly cloudy and mild. Winds ease Tuesday, with a band of rain, moving south across the region. Cooler, drier conditions follow for Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy throughout in northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Frequent showers continue across northwest Scotland this evening. Then persistent heavy rain arrives here overnight, and into Northern Ireland later. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

Staying very wet and windy across northwest Scotland, but rain largely clearing Northern Ireland. Windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east. Patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Still wet and windy northwest Scotland, drier elsewhere on Monday. Wind and rain eases and moves south across the UK through Tuesday. Turning drier, and chillier across Britain on Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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