Great Birmingham Run 2022 weather: what is the forecast for this year’s 10k and half marathon races?

Here’s the all important forecast for race day

The Great Birmingham Run 2022 takes place this weekend, with runners across the city and beyond gearing up for either the half marathon or 10k event.

The saying goes ‘you can plan everything but the weather’, and with a running event, the weather will no doubt be a big factor on many people’s minds.

Whether you are running one of the races or you plan to watch the runners as they make their way through the streets of Birmingham, you will likely be keen to know what the weather forecast looks like.

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Here is a run down of the weather for the race day, including temperatures and the likelihood of any rain during the events.

When is race day?

The Great Birmingham Run 2022 consists of a 10K run and a half marathon.

Both of these events are due to start at around 9.30am on Sunday, 1 May. the start and finish of both is Jennens Road.

What is the forecast in the run up to race day?

The days for last minute training in preparation of the race are running out, with just two full days to go before runners take to the start line.

Here is a look at the weather on Friday, 29 and Saturday, 30 April 2022.

Friday 29 April

Much of Friday morning and some of the afternoon will be mainly cloudy with a steady temperature of around 7°C.

The sun will start to shine at around 2pm, and this will see temperatures remain 12°C and above until around 8pm.

Temperatures will remain in double figures until as late as 10pm, and a clear night could make for some cooler temperatures heading into Saturday morning.

Saturday, 30 April

The eve of race day will have a bright, sunny start and this will remain the case until early afternoon.

Despite cloudy conditions after lunch, the temperature could stay at around 15°C for much of the afternoon.

The temperature will drop gradually, but could still be in double figures by 10pm.

What will the weather be like on race day?

Sunday is set to have a drizzly and dark start, with light showers starting in the early hours.

The showers are due to continue through 9.30am, the time the running events are due to start, and may not ease off until late afternoon.

The temperature at the start of the events is expected to be around 10°C but could have a ‘feels like’ temperature of 8°C.

The sun could burn through some of the clouds in the afternoon, and things should generally be brighter after lunchtime.

Met Office forecast for the West Midlands region

Below is the Met Office summary for the West Midlands region which currently runs from today (28 April) to Monday, 2 May.


Cloud clearing through the evening and overnight, leading to starry skies for most. Turning chilly, with a slight frost in the countryside. Minimum temperature 0 °C.


A bright but chilly start to the morning. Then a fine day head with plenty of sunny spells. Perhaps cloudier at times in the east. Feeling warmer. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday will be dry, with plenty of warm sunny spells. Cloudier on Sunday with perhaps a little drizzle. Brighter once more for Bank Holiday Monday with the odd shower.