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    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for West Midlands

    Showery rain clearing overnight. Sunny spells and isolated showers tomorrow.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Rather cloudy through this evening as outbreaks of rain and drizzle push south across the area. However, the rain will clear to the south overnight with drier conditions following, but with some showers pushing into the northwest. Breezy. Minimum Temperature 11C.


    A good deal of dry weather with variable amount of cloud and sunny spells. A few showers are likely too, particularly towards the northwest. The westerly breeze will ease later. Maximum Temperature 19C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Largely dry on Sunday with sunny spells. Becoming cloudier overnight with patchy rain or drizzle spreading south, and lingering through Monday. Brighter and drier conditions should develop through Tuesday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunshine and showers on Saturday; most frequent in the north.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Showers or bands of rain, heavy in places, will affect northern parts. However, there will be some drier spells in between. Outbreaks of rain or drizzle across Wales and southern England will mostly clear to the south around dawn. Breezy.


    Sunny intervals and scattered showers, most likely in the north where some will be heavy. A good deal of dry weather further south with showers more isolated. Remaining rather breezy.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Mainly fine on Sunday, but rain and strengthening winds spreading into northwest. Rain turning patchy as it pushes southeastwards Monday, stalling across the far south into Tuesday. Brighter further north.

    Issued at: 1700 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 3 Sep 2014 to Friday 12 Sep 2014:

    Dry for many on Wednesday and Thursday with variable cloud amounts and warm sunny spells once early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. The settled conditions should persist into Friday. However, through the weekend, there is likely to be an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading from the west. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas will see the best of the drier and bright weather, especially later in the period. Temperatures near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

    UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Sep 2014 to Saturday 27 Sep 2014:

    During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

    Issued at: 1700 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

    Location Details


    Location: 52.4065, -1.5182

    Altitude: 79m above mean sea level

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    Coventry information

    Coventry is Britain’s city that is furthest from any coast and is situated 96 miles north-west of London and east of Birmingham.

    It is an ancient settlement that was known to exist in the Bronze Age. At the time of the Roman invasion it was in the tribal lands of the Corieltauvi. The Romans established a fort nearby at Baginton.

    The city is known for its legend of Lady Godiva riding un-attired through the city, which took place before William of Normandy’s arrival on the English throne.

    By the 14th century, Coventry had become an important centre of the cloth trade. Throughout the Middle Ages it was one of the largest and most important cities in England.

    In the 18th century Coventry developed as a centre for watch and clock making. By the 19th century these skills transferred to the making of bicycles, which evolved into motorcycle, machine tools and eventually car manufacturing in the 20th century.

    As Coventry was such a centre of engineering, it suffered its own Blitz in the Second World War which, through the use of incendiary bombs, saw the destruction of much of the original medieval city centre, which was largely made up of timber framed buildings, alongside the destruction of the 14th century cathedral. Coventry lost 800 people to the bombs and 4,000 buildings.