Weather warning issued for snow in West Midlands - full Birmingham Met Office forecast

A yellow weather warning is in place in the West Midlands for snow
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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow in the West Midlands this week.

An ice and snow bomb is set to hit the UK and temperatures could plummet to -5C is some parts of the country. Although there is a low chance the south will see snow, by Tuesday, there is expected to be more prolonged snow in north of Scotland and northern England, with the white stuff forecast to hit parts of the West Midlands by mid-week.

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According to the Met Office, snow is expected to fall in Shropshire today Wednesday (January 17) and Thursday (January 18). A yellow weather warning for snow is in place on both days in Telford & Wrekin, as well as Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. The warning covers much of the northern half of the county, as well as parts of mid Wales.

Is snow forecast in Birmingham?

As it stands, the weather warning isn't in place for Birmingham next week, but the Met Office previously said light snow flurries could fall in Birmingham on Wednesday morning. There's no sign of the white stuff yet and the latest forecast is prediciting a largely sunny and cold day with severe overnight frosts.

Temperatures across the city are also expected to dip to around -2 °C and -3 °C during periods of Wednesday and Thursday though, so it will be extremely cold. But the weather in and around the city is expected to remain largely dry next week, with some sunny spells alongside the chilly temperatures until Friday, when the rain is forecast to return.

A view of Pigeon park in Birmingham City Centre (Photo - Vivek Deshpande)A view of Pigeon park in Birmingham City Centre (Photo - Vivek Deshpande)
A view of Pigeon park in Birmingham City Centre (Photo - Vivek Deshpande)

Full Birmingham Met Office forecast

Today (Wednseday, January 17)

Frosty with icy surfaces at first, then a dry and crisp winter's day with plenty of sunshine and for many, unbroken blue skies. Feeling cold in the northerly breeze. Maximum temperature 2 °C.


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Staying generally dry and clear this evening and overnight with temperatures quickly plummeting. Another widespread severe frost with icy patches. Isolated snow flurries are possible in Shropshire and Staffordshire later. Minimum temperature -6 °C.


Another dry, sunny and cold day for most after a very frosty and locally icy start. A few very isolated snow flurries may filter into Shropshire and Staffordshire, particularly later. Maximum temperature 3 °C.

After another frosty night, Friday will be dry with plenty of sunshine and feeling somewhat less cold. Turning milder and windier over the weekend with some rain likely at times.

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