Birmingham weather: Friday the 13th Yellow Weather Warning & frost forecast

The yellow weather warning in Birmingham has been issued for Thursday, October 12, and Friday, October 13, only and a cold snap has been predicted for the weekend
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A Yellow Weather Warning has been issued for Birmingham and the West Midlands as heavy rain is expected today (Thursday, October 12) and Friday the 13th.

The Meteorological office (Met office) said: “Occasionally heavy rain will reach southwest Britain Thursday evening, then spread across much of England and Wales on Friday.”

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The yellow weather warning has been issued for rain in Birmingham and the West Midlands conurbation on Thursday, October 12, and Friday, October 13, only. But this isn’t the end of bad weather for the city and region as temperatures are expected to drop from Saturday (October 14) onwards with frost forecast.

West Midlands Roads also issued a warning on X, formerly Twitter, about heavy rain today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday the 13th): “Rain weather warning valid from 21:00 Thursday 12 October until 23:59 Friday 13 October. Expect difficult driving conditions due to surface water and spray on faster routes.”

The Met office forecast for Friday the 13th amid the Yellow Weather Warning said: “A wet and often windy day with outbreaks of heavy rain, especially during the morning before gradually easing into the late afternoon. Milder with winds turning lighter later. Maximum temperature 17 °C.”

A cold snap is on its way with all parts of the UK turning much cooler by the weekend, with daytime temperatures potentially up to 10 C colder than earlier this week - and forecast to drop to one degree on Monday. The first widespread overnight frost of the season is also likely across the Midlands.

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Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Brent Walker, said: “As we head through second half of this week cold air will push southwards across the country and there is a risk that showers over mountains of Scotland could turn wintry. By the weekend we expect all regions of the UK to be in the cold airmass and overnight frosts are possible.

“With high pressure continuing to dominate our weather early next week, it will start largely fine, settled, and cool by day, with cold nights and a risk of rural air frosts in places. Any early morning mist or fog should clear quickly and there could be a few showers possible around some coasts at times.”

Winter is coming to Birmingham this weekend (Photo - Getty Images) Winter is coming to Birmingham this weekend (Photo - Getty Images)
Winter is coming to Birmingham this weekend (Photo - Getty Images)

Birmingham weather on Thursday, October 12

In Birmingham on Thursday (October 12), the Met office outlook predicts a “murky start with outbreaks of rain” which will soon stop to a largely dry but often cloudy day with occasional brighter spells. Temperatures are expected to return to closer to average. with maximum temperature of 15 °C.

Birmingham weather on Friday, October 13

A wet and often windy day is expected with outbreaks of heavy rain, especially during the morning before gradually easing into the late afternoon. It will get milder with winds turning lighter later. Maximum temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Saturday (October 14) to Monday (October 16)

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The Met office predicts plenty of autumnal sunshine through the weekend and into Monday. A few showers are expected on Saturday and it will feel much cooler, especially overnight with a rural frost possible in prone spots.

What to expect during yellow weather

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

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