Birmingham weather: Hour by hour Met office forecast amid yellow warning for thunderstorms and hail

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Birmingham and the West Midlands, as heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit the region.
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A Yellow Weather Warning warning is in place until 6pm today (Thursday, February 22) covering Birmingham, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and other areas.

Locals are being urged to take care as heavy rain may lead to flooding and disruption in some places. There is also a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses. 

Yellow weather warnings have been issued as rain and wind continue to batter the city. Yellow weather warnings have been issued as rain and wind continue to batter the city.
Yellow weather warnings have been issued as rain and wind continue to batter the city.

Five Flood Warnings

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Five flood warning has also been issued by the Environment Agency for the following waterways where flooding is expected:

  • Bourn Brook at Selly Oak
  • Illey Brook at Halesowen
  • Lutley Gutter at Halesowen
  • River Blythe at Blyth End
  • The Bourn at Bournville

Nine Flood Alerts

The Environment Agency has also issued nine flood alerts where flooding is possible:

  • Middle Tame
  • River Arrow and River Alen
  • River Blythe in Warwickshire
  • River Cole
  • River Rea
  • River Salwarpe
  • River STour and Smestow Brook in the Black Country and South Staffordshire
  • Upper Tame
  • Upper Tame at Sandwell Valley

The yellow weather warning for rain is in place from 5am to 6pm on Thursday February 22.The yellow weather warning for rain is in place from 5am to 6pm on Thursday February 22.
The yellow weather warning for rain is in place from 5am to 6pm on Thursday February 22.

What does the Met Office forecast say about the weather conditions in Birmingham during the latest Yellow Weather Warning? 

The Met Office said: "Bands of showers will sweep eastwards across the area, these often heavy with perhaps the odd thunderstorm. Some sunny spells by the afternoon. Turning colder with temperatures much lower than of late. Gusty winds. Maximum temperature 8 °C."

The showers are likely to continue overnight, with some hail and wintry mix possible over the hills. The minimum temperature will drop to 2 °C.

Thursday hour-by-hour forecast

  • 10am: Temperature 7°; Wind 11 mph; 90% chance of rain
  • 11am: Temperature 7°; Wind 14 mph; 90% chance of rain
  • 12pm: Temperature 7°; Wind 17 mph; 90% chance of rain
  • 1pm: Temperature 6°; Wind 22 mph; 90% chance of rain
  • 2pm:Temperature 5°; Wind 31 mph; 80% chance of rain
  • 3pm: Temperature 4°; Wind 28 mph; 80% chance of rain
  • 4pm: Temperature 4°; Wind 26 mph; 50% chance of rain
  • 5pm: Temperature 4°; Wind 25 mph; 10% chance of rain
  • 6pm: Temperature 3°; Wind 25 mph; 10% chance of rain
  • 7pm: Temperature 4°; Wind 24 mph; 5% chance of rain
  • 8pm: Temperature 3°; Wind 23 mph; 5% chance of rain
  • 9pm: Temperature 3°; Wind 23 mph; 5% chance of rain
  • 10pm: Temperature 3°; Wind 24 mph; 5% chance of rain
  • 11pm: Temperature 3°; Wind 23 mph; 5% chance of rain
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Friday will see another day of sunny spells and showers, with a chance of some heavy and wintry outbreaks. The winds will ease and the temperatures will be around average, with a maximum of 9 °C.

The outlook for Saturday to Monday is rather unsettled, with some bright intervals and scattered heavy showers, which could be wintry over the hills. It will feel cold, with overnight frosts possible. The winds will be breezy at times.

What to Expect & Met Office travel advice:

The Met Office warns that the following impacts are possible due to the thunderstorms and hail:

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