Summer has now arrived and people across the country have experienced warmer temperatures than expected.
Getting out and enjoying Birmingham is easier done when the weather is good, so to keep you up to date with the latest weather events, here is the outlook for August 16 in the city.
What weather is it today?
A yellow weather warning is in place today for thunderstorms in the region after days of temperatures exceeding 30C.
With lots of cloud around, temperatures are expected to stay in the low 20s throughout the day.
Tomorrow (August 17) will be much more the same, but with a possibility of wet and thundery showers in the evening.
Temperatures are expected to remain cooler, with a high of 21°C.
Sunrise in Birmingham was at 5:51 a.m. today and the sun will set over the region at around 8:22 p.m.
There will be an average 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 for the West Midlands region.
A heavy and rather cloudy start for all with some sunny spells or sunny spells to the north. Showers developing during the morning, becoming heavy and thundery in places with risk of hail, lightning and localized flooding. Maximum temperature 24°C.
Another balmy, muggy night with scattered showers. These can be stormy at times, although they subside for a while in the early morning. Minimum temperature 13°C.
A rather cloudy and sultry restart with showers from the start, potentially stormy at times. The showers lessen towards the south, followed by drier and cooler conditions. Maximum temperature 21°C.
Outlook from Thursday to Saturday:
Mainly dry with sunny spells on Thursday. A band of rain moves eastward early Friday and another later Saturday, with sunshine in between. Temperatures close to average.
What is the Met Office’s long-term forecast?
The Met Office has published its long-term weather forecast for the period from Monday August 15 to Wednesday August 24.
This period will see the deterioration of the hot, sunny and dry weather of the past few days, with conditions becoming increasingly unstable across the UK.
Showers will spread from the west and south next week, heavy and stormy at times, although drier spells with sunny spells are still likely in between.
At the same time, temperatures will gradually decrease to approach normal in August. Later in the period, the more changeable weather will prevail with a risk of heavy showers or thunderstorms continuing, but also clear and dry periods in between.
Returning to hot or very hot towards the end of the period for much of England and Wales, possibly becoming locally warm in parts of the south and south-east.