Summer is now here, and across the country people have experienced warmer than expected temperatures.
Being out and about enjoying Birmingham is easier to do in good weather, so to keep you up to date with the latest weather events, here’s the outlook for 12 August in the city.
What is the weather like today?
The amber weather warning for extreme heat reamins in place today, and Birmingham could see temperatures of up to 33C
Bright sunshine with no cloud will make for heat which may be very uncomfortable for some, especially in the afternoon.
Temperatures could remain as high as 23C throughout the night and into the early hours of the morning.
Tomorrow (13 August) will be much more of the same, with hot dry conditions affecting most of the region, much drier, warmer, and brighter.
Temperatures set to remain over 30C once again.
Sunrise today in Birmingham was at 5.44am, and the sun will set over the region at approximately 8.40pm.
There will be a high pollen count in Birmingham today.
What is the Met Office outlook for the week?
Below is the outlook for today, tonight and the week ahead across the West Midlands region.
Another dry day with blue skies and plenty of sunshine. Feeling hot again with temperatures rising rapidly during the morning. Winds will be light across the region. Maximum temperature 34 °C.
Dry with clear skies into the evening, temperatures slowly subsiding but remaining in double figures leading to an uncomfortable night for many. Minimum temperature 13 °C.
Dry and settled with temperatures rising rapidly during the morning with strong August sunshine all day. It will feel a little hotter than Friday. Maximum temperature 35 °C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
A little cloudier on Sunday, but still hot. Cloudier still on Monday with a chance of showers, still feeling very warm. Rather cloudy Tuesday with showers, some heavy and thundery.
What is the Met Office long range forecast?
The Met Office have issued their long range weather forecast for the period from Monday 15 to Wednesday 24 August.
This period will see the breakdown of the hot, sunny and dry weather of recent days, with conditions becoming more unsettled across the UK.
Showers will spread from the west and south next week, sometimes heavy and thundery, though drier periods with sunny spells are still likely between them.
At the same time, temperatures will gradually decrease to closer to normal for August. Later in the period, the more changeable weather will prevail with a risk of heavy showers or thunderstorms continuing, but clear and dry spells in between too.
Returning to warm or very warm towards the end of the period for much of England and Wales, perhaps becoming locally hot in parts of the south and southeast.