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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Mostly dry with just the odd shower. Plenty of sunshine.

Today:

After a frosty start with some patches of fog, it will be a fine day with plenty of sunny spells, though feeling cold. We will see a few showers, particularly in the north, which may be wintry over higher ground. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Tonight:

Showers will mostly die out overnight, though we could still see the odd one. Otherwise we will have largely cloudy skies and light winds, with a frost forming in places. Minimum Temperature 0°C.

Friday:

It will be a cloudier day tomorrow with still the chance of one or two showers, but on the whole it will be dry, though feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain, sleet and some snow will push up from the southwest on Saturday, with drier and sunnier conditions following from Sunday, with a few wintry showers and turning much colder.

Updated at: 0041 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Plenty of sunshine but feeling cold, with showers in places.

Today:

A cold and frosty start, then staying largely dry with plenty of sunshine. However there will be some showers in the west, with rain sleet and hill snow slowly moving southwards across Scotland.

Tonight:

Remaining largely dry overnight with clear spells and light winds. Further showers in the south with rain and hill snow pushing into northern Scotland later in the night.

Friday:

A few fog patches to start the day. Rain and hill snow will continue southwards across Scotland, with showers across the south but still plenty of drier weather.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain across southern parts at the weekend, turning to sleet or snow in places. Brighter further north with wintry showers. Sunny for most on Monday but with further wintry showers.

Updated at: 0035 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 15 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 24 Feb 2016:

Rather cold conditions are likely at first, with showery conditions across the east and far southwest, and fine conditions elsewhere. Showers are likely to be a mix of sleet, snow and hail, and there will be a widespread overnight frost. It should then turn drier from the west by Tuesday, but remaining cold with widespread, locally severe, overnight frosts. Later next week, unsettled, changeable conditions should gradually return from the west, with a band of cloud and rain making erratic progress eastwards, which may also give some transient snow in places. Thereafter, it should remain unsettled with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of drier spells. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Feb 2016 to Thursday 10 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the end of February will be dominated by unsettled, changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northwestern areas, while southeastern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 0035 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

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Weather forecast map for Birmingham

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