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    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for West Midlands

    Mostly dry with sunny spells but a few showers possible.


    Some sunshine this morning but also cloudier periods with perhaps one or two showers and these may be locally heavy. Becoming generally dry this afternoon with increasing amounts of sunshine. Feeling warm with just a light northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 24C.


    It will be a pleasantly warm and mostly sunny evening and it will stay dry with largely clear skies overnight. Patchy low cloud developing in places later in the night. Minimum Temperature 12C.


    Starting dry and bright with plenty of sunshine. Cloud amounts generally increasing through the day although a few sunny spells are likely to continue. Feeling warm with a light breeze. Maximum Temperature 25C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Mostly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with variable amounts of cloud and occasional sunny spells. Feeling warm in light winds. Scattered showers on Friday with a freshening southwesterly breeze.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Scattered heavy showers in south. Mostly dry and bright elsewhere.


    Showers, some heavy, in Wales and southwest England this morning, but becoming largely fine this afternoon. Risk of heavy, slow-moving and possibly thundery showers in southeastern areas at times. Elsewhere, mostly dry with sunny spells. Feeling warm in the sunshine.


    Heavy showers in the far southeast slowly clearing away overnight, then most places dry with long clear periods. Becoming cloudy across northwestern areas with occasional rain and drizzle.


    Breezy with a few showers in northwestern areas. Cloudier skies with a little patchy rain spreading southeast after a sunny start elsewhere. Warm, locally very warm in southeast England.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Breezy with scattered showers across northern areas on Wednesday and Thursday, but staying mostly dry and warm with sunny spells further south. Showers, some heavy, developing more widely on Friday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Aug 2014 to Monday 11 Aug 2014:

    Changeable this weekend with showers and or more prolonged periods of rain affecting most areas. On Saturday, rain, occasionally heavy and perhaps thundery, will clear away eastwards, with brighter conditions but also scattered showers then following. Further showers on Sunday with a chance of more persistent rain reaching some western areas later. The unsettled theme then continues into next week, conditions perhaps turning breezier then, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts. 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 should be generally near normal for the time of year, although perhaps on the warm side towards the south and east.

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 26 Aug 2014:

    With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during mid-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 Mon 28 Jul 2014

    Location Details


    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.