Is summer at an end in Birmingham? Here’s the weather forecast for the rest of September’

As other parts of the United Kingdom look forward to so-called ‘mini heatwave’ Birmingham finds itself preparing for torrential rain and flooding.

The warning was issued by the Met Office and is valid between 6.00am and 12.00am on Tuesday September 14.

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“An area of rain is expected to move northeastwards across much of England on Tuesday, with thunder in a few places,” said the Met Office on its official website.

“Fifteen-25 mm of rain is likely quite widely with up to 40 mm in a few places, leading to some flooding and disruption. “

The Met Office added: “However, there is a small chance that this rain will especially intense in a few places with 50-70 mm possible, and more significant disruption where this occurs.

“The rain will clear slowly northeastwards during the day, perhaps lasting into the night across parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.”

From Wednesday through to Friday Birmingham will remain cloudy with highs of 19°C.

There will be clear improvement in the weather over the weekend with sunny spells expected on both Saturday and Sunday with temperature highs predicted to be 18°C.

The longer term weather forecast is more difficult to predict however the Met Office says: “Through the weekend and Monday there is a signal for mostly fine and dry weather across southern and eastern areas with variable amounts of cloud and some decent sunny spells, although overnight there is a risk of fog patches.

“Towards the northwest, it looks to be cloudier with the chance of rain at times, at times this may spread south-eastwards into other areas.

“Then into next week confidence becomes lower, however it is expected that conditions will remain split with low pressure affecting the northwest and more settled conditions being found in the southeast.

“Overall, temperatures are likely to be near to above average, but with the chance of some cool nights particularly in the north,” said the Met Office.

There’s also a chance of much more unsettled weather conditions with storms and heavy rain a possibility however spells of settled weather could return again at the beginning of October.

As earlier stated, Birmingham will see several settled days with some sunshine before the end of the month but sadly there’s no signs of a so-called ‘mini heatwave’.