Weather: Arctic blast to hit UK, but will Birmingham feel the chill?

Some parts of the United Kingdom are set for several centimetres of snow and biting cold temperatures at the beginning of February, but what is in store for Birmingham?

The UK is bracing itself for heavy snow and temperatures as low as -10°C as we head into February.

The freezing conditions are the result of a weather system moving southwards from the Arctic.

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Despite the warnings, Birmingham is set to miss the worst of the snow although not entirely with a light scattering of the white stuff on the cards for next Monday (31 January).

This has been forecast to hit the city by weather service WXCharts, with other parts of the West Midlands potentially seeing far more snow during the same period.

Before the slim chance of snow, Birmingham will see temperatures gradually rise through this week.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) will have an icy feel, with temperatures struggling to rise above 3°C at any point in the day.

Tuesday is set to be dry and cloudy, and this will be much the same throughout the week.

Wednesday will bring with it a slightly warmer feel, with a high of 7°C in the afternoon, and this could rise to 9°C by Thursday.

More clouds and milder temperatures will greet the city on Friday, and by Saturday afternoon it could reach a high of 11°C in some parts of the region.

West Midlands weather forecast Monday 24 to Friday 28

Tonight:

Any cloud breaks largely filling in overnight as the cloud lowers, giving some hill fog.

A patchy frost where breaks last the longest, but temperatures staying above freezing for most. Minimum temperature 0 °C.

Tuesday:

Another grey day on Tuesday with cloud remaining widespread and minimal brightness poking through.

Thus, feeling rather cold. Mostly dry but the potential for the odd spot of drizzle remains. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Similar on Wednesday but turning breezier later ahead of a band of rain pushing through early on Thursday.

Brighter skies follow into Friday; though the risk of further rain later.

(Source: The Met Office)