Weather in Birmingham: Cloudy and foggy weather is on the cards for the last weekend before Christmas

There is going to be a lot of cloud and fog around Birminham this weekend, here’s what the Met Office has forecast

This weekend is the last before Christmas and with just a week to go until the big day, there will be plenty of people heading out to finish off their Christmas shopping or grabbing a drink with friends and family.

Will the weather be kind to those of us heading outside?

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Saturday looks set to start as it means to go on, with heavy cloud covering much of the city for most of the day following a morning of some potentially thick fog.

The temperature shouldn’t drop too low, as a result of the cloud and fog, and should stay a steady 5°C for most of the day although it could feel as cold as 3°C in parts of the city.

There will be little change in the temperature through the night, and it will remain dry with light southerly winds of around two or three six miles per hour.

The fog will return on Sunday morning, and this will lift to leave clouds around for the rest of the day.

The lowest temperature on Sunday should be around 4°C.

By 9pm it may only feel like 1° C across parts of Birmingham.

The new week and the start of the final run up to Christmas will remain cloudy but temperatures will struggle to get above 4°C.

Met Office summary for the West Midlands

Saturday:

Another dry but generally cloudy day is in store with morning mist and fog slow to lift. A few brief bright or sunny intervals are possible during the afternoon. Chilly. Maximum temperature 6 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Remaining dry and settled. Often cloudy but bright at times with increasing amounts of sunshine by Tuesday. Risk of patchy freezing fog overnight and gradually turning colder with overnight frosts.