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  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 15°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Fri Friday
    20°C 14°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 11°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 12°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Mon Monday
    20°C 13°C
    Sunny intervals
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 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

Sunny spells and showers, locally heavy with possible thunder.

Today:

Often cloudy at first with some showery rain spreading south and eastwards, this perhaps heavy and thundery. Becoming brighter from the northwest later, with sunny spells and isolated showers. Feeling pleasantly warm in sunnier intervals. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Tonight:

It will become generally dry this evening with some late warm sunshine. Clear spells will develop widely overnight and winds will be light. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Friday:

Dry and bright with a few sunny spells during the morning. Becoming increasingly cloudy throughout the day with showery rain spreading eastwards later, this perhaps turning heavy at times. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Remaining unsettled with showers or rain, occasionally heavy, but also some sunny intervals. Becoming drier and brighter on Sunday and Monday with just isolated showers. Breezy at times.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and showers, locally heavy. Drier towards the southeast.

Today:

Sunny spells and showers or rain for many, turning heavy and perhaps thundery at times, especially over Scotland. Largely dry in the southeast with warm sunny spells, but isolated showers possible towards the end of the day.

Tonight:

Showers continuing to affect the north overnight, but easing and becoming more isolated through the evening across the south, with clear spells developing. Winds will be mainly light.

Friday:

Showers in the north and west, occasionally heavy and possibly thundery, will spread into more central areas through the day. Southeastern parts will stay largely dry and warm though.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Unsettled across most areas with showers or spells of rain and some brightness. Drier in the south Sunday, but cloudier with rain, and breezy, in north. Less unsettled on Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 4 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 13 Aug 2014:

Many areas probably starting off fine and generally dry on Monday. However, cloud and rain, possibly heavy at times, will gradually spread from the west through the latter part of Monday, through probably not reaching eastern regions until later on Tuesday. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the second half of next week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 14 Aug 2014 to Thursday 28 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 31 Jul 2014

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Birmingham Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Banbury Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 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) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911
Peterborough Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Lincoln Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Reading Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Boston Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Preston Light shower day 53.763 -2.7017
London Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Swansea Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
York Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789
Hull Cloudy 53.7492 -0.3471
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727

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.