Birmingham heatwave June 2022: what temperatures can we expect - as weather forecast predicts warm weekend

Weather experts are forecasting scorching-hot temperatures to hit certain parts of the UK this week - but will that be the case in Birmingham? Here is everything you need to know, as per the Met Office.

Brummies are anxiously awaiting the arrival of hot-tempered weather to match the approaching summer months.

Birmingham is a city with plenty of many fun activities and forms of entertainment that would benefit greatly from some sunshine and warm conditions, especially the city’s numerous walks and trails.

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Especially with Father’s Day on the horizon, as the scorching Brummie sunshine would act as a nice appetiser for the lovely meals that sons and daughters across the city would treat the father figure in their lives to.

However - as we all know, the United Kingdom is not best known for having the hottest weather, as too often clouds and wet conditions arrive on British shores  - though experts are predicting all this to change very soon..

The Met Office is predicting a heatwave to bring summer temperatures to parts of the country - with some regions expecting record highs for 2022.

But does that mean it will come to Birmingham? Here is everything you need to know about the weather forecast in Birmingham for the week commencing Monday, 13 June 2022, and whether a heatwave has actually set its sights on Tyneside.

What is a heatwave?

The Canary and Balearic Islands are currently on “very high” summer heatwave alert (Photo: Getty Images)

The word ‘heatwave’ is thrown around regularly when it comes to weather forecasts across the globe - but what is a heatwave?

According to the Met Office, a heatwave is an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of the year.

In the United Kingdom, this is the criteria the weather must meet to be considered a heatwave:

  • When a location records three consecutive days with a maximum temperature that exceeds the threshold (this varies depending on the county)

For example, Birmingham and the surrounding West Midlands region has a threshold of around 25℃.

Will there be a heatwave in Birmingham?

The people of Birmingham will be able to not just wipe not just the sweat from their brow but their worry that a heatwave - in some shape or form - will not be hitting the city this summer as experts at the Met Office are predicting record-scorching temperatures to arrive across the West Midlands this week.

The hottest day of 2022 was previously Tuesday, 13 May which saw highs of 27.5℃ - but one day in Birmingham is expected to beat that this week, meaning at least a mini-heatwave will finally arrive - but when exactly?

What is the daily weather forecast for Birmingham this week?

Rotunda on a sunny autumn day in Birmingham city centre

Here is the daily weather forecast for the city of Birmingham this week, commencing from Tuesday, 14 June 2022, according to the Met Office:

  • Tuesday, 14 June - Sunny intervals all day (21℃)
  • Wednesday, 15 June - Sunny for most of the day, cloudy by evening (24℃)
  • Thursday, 16 June - Cloudy all day (24℃)
  • Friday, 17 June - Sunny and warm all day (29℃)
  • Saturday, 18 June - Light showers to start, cloudy by lunchtime (19℃)
  • Sunday, 19 June - Light showers to start, cloudy by late morning (17℃)

What is the Met Office’s long range weather forecast for the UK?

So, it looks like the people of Birmingham might just witness at the very least a mini-heatwave this week - but what is the situation for the country throughout the rest of June?

The Met Office has issued the following long-range weather forecast for the United Kingdom for the period of Friday, 17 June to Sunday, 26 June:

“A fine and dry start to this period for most, except for the north, where it will be cloudy, breezy, and possibly wet,” it reads.

“These conditions will edge southwards, with just a risk of isolated showers for the south. Temperatures are expected to be warm for most and closer to average in the north, but possibly very warm or hot in the south, which could bring thundery conditions.

“A northwesterly wind is likely through the weekend, which may bring cooler temperatures, however there is a chance for warm weather to remain in the south.

“Fine but generally unsettled weather can be expected throughout the rest of this period, with the possibility of some showers or longer spells of rain mainly in the northwest and continued possible thundery outbreaks in the south.”