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    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for West Midlands

    Fine and dry, with some sunny spells.


    A few mist and fog patches are possible first thing, but once these clear it should be a bright morning with warm sunny spells. Cloud will tend to build through the day but it should stay dry, with light winds. Maximum Temperature 22C.


    It will remain mainly dry overnight, with light winds, and there is a risk of further low cloud, mist or fog patches forming in places. Minimum Temperature 10C.


    Any early mist and fog patches will lift and break to leave another mainly dry day, with some bright or sunny spells developing. It will feel warm with light winds. Maximum Temperature 23C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    It will remain largely fine, but sometimes rather cloudy with a few spots of light rain or drizzle possible. Feeling warm in sunny spells inbetween.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Variable amounts of cloud and some sunny spells.


    Early mist and fog patches will clear. Otherwise a mainly dry day for many with variable cloud and some warm sunny spells. Cloudier in parts of eastern and southeastern England and also northwestern areas with the odd light shower possible.


    It will remain mostly dry overnight, with light winds, but further low cloud, mist or fog patches are likely to form in places.


    Early mist and fog patches will lift and break, then it will be another mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

    Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy at times. Light winds at first, but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 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: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 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.