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Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas market

Gingerbread biscuits at a Christmas market

Thu 17 NovThu 29 Dec 2016

Between 17 November and 29 December, Birmingham is transformed into a Christmas grotto as the Frankfurt Christmas market arrives in the city centre. Now in its 15th year, the market attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Up to 180 wooden traditional huts fill New Street and Victoria Square in the centre of Birmingham with Christmas crafts, decorations, handmade jewellery and gifts.

There are also a number of stalls selling traditional German winter food and drink, including:

  • Mulled Wine (gluhwein) and German beer
  • Grilled sausage
  • German spiced biscuits
  • Marzipan sweets
  • Pretzels
  • Crepes
  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Heavy rain 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Light rain 12 °C

    6 °C

Thursday (Thursday 26 April 2018)
Now 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 14 28 W 15 28 W 15 27 W 14 27 W 13 25 W 13 23 W 12 22 W 11 21 W 9 17 W 7 13 W 6 11 W 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
57% 50% 44% 45% 45% 45% 46% 47% 53% 58% 62% 67%
UV index
4 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:25 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Friday (Friday 27 April 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 60% 90% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 90% 90% 90% 70% 60% 60% 60% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 4 8 WSW 4 7 SSW 3 6 S 4 7 S 4 7 SSE 4 7 SSE 5 10 SE 5 9 ESE 5 10 ESE 7 13 ESE 7 14 E 8 15 E 9 17 E 9 18 E 9 18 ENE 9 18 ENE 9 18 ENE 10 18 NE 10 19 NE 10 20 NE 10 21 NNE 10 20 NNE 10 19 NNE 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G M M M P P P P P P M M M G G G G G G
Humidity
72% 75% 77% 80% 82% 83% 83% 87% 89% 89% 88% 90% 90% 90% 90% 89% 88% 88% 89% 89% 91% 92% 93% 93%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:26 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 28 April 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 20% 10% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 5 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 10 19 N 9 19 NNW 9 17 NNW 8 16 N 9 18 N 8 17 NNE 7 16 NE 6 13 ENE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 93% 90% 76% 60% 58% 62% 81%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:28 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 29 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 7 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 5 ° 6 ° 4 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 12 NE 7 13 NE 9 18 NE 12 25 NE 14 29 NE 15 32 NE 15 30 NNE 14 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 93% 88% 75% 64% 57% 63% 73%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:30 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 30 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 1 ° 3 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 14 27 N 14 27 N 14 27 N 17 34 N 16 33 NNW 15 31 NNW 12 25 NW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 77% 77% 70% 59% 52% 62% 68%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:32 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Tuesday (Tuesday 1 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 0 ° 1 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 8 16 W 8 15 WSW 8 14 WSW 10 21 WSW 12 26 SW 13 27 SW 12 23 SSW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 84% 88% 65% 54% 55% 59% 72%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 2 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 50% 20% 50% 50% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 11 20 SSW 11 20 SSW 11 20 SSW 11 22 SW 12 24 SW 11 22 SW 9 18 SW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G VG VG G
Humidity
82% 85% 88% 82% 72% 71% 71% 79%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 20:35 Moon phase: Full
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17 November - 29 December - Check the Birmingham weather forecast if you are planning to visit this year's Frankfurt Christmas market.

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas market opens on 17 November and runs through until 29 December. The market opens daily from 10:00 and stays open through to 21:00.

The Christmas market is an outdoor event, so check your local forecast to decide whether you need your gloves or your brolly.

Check the Birmingham weather while you are planning your visit to the Christmas market.

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