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Coleshill (nearest observation site to Birmingham)

Birmingham forecast
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:11 Moon phase: Waning crescent
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Issued at: 0100 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Extremes

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West Midlands extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Wellesbourne 28.6
Lowest maximum temperature Leek 25.2
Lowest minimum temperature Shawbury 11.2
Highest rainfall Coleshill -1.0
Sunniest Shawbury 14.0 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Solent 30.6
Lowest maximum temperature Fair Isle 16.4
Lowest minimum temperature Braemar 6.9
Highest rainfall Bude 17.2
Sunniest Dyce 14.6

About extremes

Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Issued at: 0002 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Banbury Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Stoke-on-Trent Clear night 53.0024 -2.178
Nottingham Clear night 52.9545 -1.1565
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.5118 -3.3118
Wrexham Clear night 53.0428 -2.9911
Sheffield Clear night 53.3809 -1.4686
Swindon Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Peterborough Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Manchester Clear night 53.479 -2.2465
Lincoln Clear night 53.2304 -0.539
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Boston Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Cambridge Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Cardiff Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Leeds Mist 53.8011 -1.547
Aberystwyth Clear night 52.415 -4.0817
Preston Clear night 53.763 -2.7017

Location Details

Birmingham

Location: 52.4859, -1.889

Altitude: 120m above mean sea level

Coleshill

Location: 52.48, -1.689

Altitude: 96 m above mean sea level

Distance from Birmingham: 13.6 km

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.