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    Forecast Summary

    • Regional
    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for West Midlands

    Mostly fine and very warm, locally hot.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    After a fine end to the day with plenty of evening sunshine, it will remain dry with largely clear skies. Some patchy low cloud and mist may develop, mainly in the far east, through the latter part of the night. Minimum Temperature 15C.

    Thursday:

    It will be another fine and dry day throughout the region with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures will again be very warm or locally hot. Maximum Temperature 27C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Friday will continue to see plenty of dry, fine and sunny weather. Cloudier with scattered, possibly heavy, showers at times on Saturday and Sunday. Remaining warm or very warm.

    Issued at: 1700 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Largely fine and very warm. Isolated thunderstorms in the south.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Low cloud, mist and hill fog in the northeast will again encroach westwards across some eastern and central parts. Isolated heavy showers, mainly in the southwest, are likely to continue. Elsewhere dry with clear periods and possible localised mist patches.

    Thursday:

    Another dry, fine and very warm day for most. Cloud and mist in the northeast becoming confined to coastal parts. Further heavy, thundery showers possible in the southwest at times.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Fine, dry, but some locally heavy daytime showers, mainly in south. Also some more persistent rain in the north from Saturday. Very warm at first, near normal in north later.

    Issued at: 1700 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 28 Jul 2014 to Wednesday 6 Aug 2014:

    Largely fine and dry weather is expected across most parts of the UK initially, although there is a low risk of heavy thundery showers affecting the southeast, while in the north an area of rain is expected to move eastwards through Monday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely, mainly over southern areas, but occasional rain and brisk winds often affecting northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north extending further towards the south.

    UK Outlook for Thursday 7 Aug 2014 to Thursday 21 Aug 2014:

    The recent generally settled conditions over southern areas are expected to persist into the first part of this period. Towards the north, rather more unsettled, with more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain likely. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts initially, but later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

    Issued at: 1700 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

    Location Details

    Coventry

    Location: 52.4065, -1.5182

    Altitude: 79m above mean sea level

    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.