Birmingham weather forecast: Met Office forecast as UK sees wet week ahead of spring ‘heatwave’

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The Met Office weather forecast for Birmingham and the West Midlands as UK braced for first ‘heatwave’ with temperatures above average

After a warm and sunny Easter, Birmingham is now seeing a drop in temperatures and wetter weather. But the Met Office is predicting warmer days are on the horizon as the UK is set to face a spring ‘heatwave’ with temperatures above average for the period.

The week ahead is looking rather bleak, with Wednesday (April 12) seeing some bands of showers and periods of rain throughout the region. Birmingham may also experience some hail and possible thunder with temperatures at around 10C.

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While still rather cold with temperatures reaching 11C, Thursday is likely to be a little bit drier but breezy. Heavy showers are still possible in some places.

Come the weekend, the weather is predicted to remain cold and wet on Friday, and Saturday looking a bit dryer. On Sunday, temperatures are however likely to increase to up to 16C, before getting much warmer into next week.

The Met Office long range forecast for Sunday April 16 to Tuesday April 25 says: “Rather cloudy on Sunday with some rain and drizzle likely at times in the west. Mostly dry elsewhere, with some sunny spells especially in the east, and feeling warm in any sunshine.

“Light to moderate winds. Into the start of the week, a ridge of high pressure is likely to develop, resulting in fine and dry conditions for many, with breaks in the cloud likely, especially to the lee of high ground. These settled conditions are expected to continue later in the period, with frequent dry weather for most, perhaps with the odd shower.

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“However, there is a chance of showers increasing later, especially in the southwest. Temperatures are generally above average through the period, and locally very warm in the sunshine at times.”

Birmingham weather forecast according to the Met Office

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Wednesday April 12:

Mostly dry at first, but bands of showers and longer periods of rain will arrive from the west, these heavy at times with hail and thunder possible and possibly wintry over the highest hills. Turning windy and feeling unseasonably cold. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Winds strengthening further through this evening, with gales possible in places. Further frequent showers at first, but winds and showers slowly easing overnight. Turning chilly. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Thursday April 13:

A drier and brighter day for most with sunny spells. Scattered showers developing, these turning locally heavy, but some places staying dry. Feeling a little warmer but remaining rather breezy. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

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Outlook for Friday April 14 to Sunday April 16:

Wet and chilly on Friday with rain at times. Mostly fine on Saturday with sunny spells and lighter winds. Cloudier on Sunday with perhaps some drizzle later. Temperatures gradually rising.

(Source: Met Office)

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