Birmingham weather: 48-hour weather warning issued for heavy rain in Birmingham - full Met Office forecast

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A yellow weather warning is in place across Birmingham this week

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for heavy rain in Birmingham this week.

According to the weather forecaster, heavy rain will hit the city and wider region on Wednesday (May 22), with weather warnings in place until Thursday (May 23).

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In Birmingham, torrential rain is forecast from early on Wednesday morning right up until 11pm on the night. Light rain is also expected to fall the following day on Thursday with the weather warning remaining in place until Thursday evening.

Fortunately, the weather is forecast to pick up at the end of the week, with the Met Office predicting temperatures of up to 18 degreees and 19 degrees during the end of May Bank Holiday weekend. Sunny intervals are also expected on Sunday (May 26) and Monday, with Saturday being largely overcast.

This week’s Birmingham Met Office forecast

Tonight, May 21:

A bright end to the day with scattered sunny spells across the region. Remain mostly dry overnight but some low level cloud will spill in from the east. Minimum temperature 10 °C.


A wet start to the day. An increasing risk ofshowers developing during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

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Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining unsettled over the coming days with variable amounts of cloud and showers. These perhaps merging to give more general rain on Thursday. Becoming dry and bright by Saturday.

Weather warning in place on Thursday (May 22) and WednesdayWeather warning in place on Thursday (May 22) and Wednesday
Weather warning in place on Thursday (May 22) and Wednesday

What to Expect with rain weather warnings

  • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible

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