22 MayLocal Time: 15:55 BST UK Time: 15:55 BST
- Sunrise 05:01
- Sunset 21:07
- Moonrise 17:52
- Moonset 03:21
|Temp feels like:||11°c (51.8°f)|
|Length of Day:||7h 45m|
|Dew Point:||4 °c (39°f)|
|Pressure:||30.12 " (1020 hpa)|
Average for May: 11°c (51.8°f)
Weather Overview for Birmingham
Summer begins in mid June and lasts into mid September. In June the average high temperature is 19°C and by the end of the month it can get into the 20s. Mid July sees an average high of 21°C, but that is the pitiful peak of the English summer. It gets back down to 20°C in August and 18°C in September. Night times are cool seeing average lows around 10°C. Summer months can expect around six hours of sunshine per day. Rainfall is moderate as always. However, all of these averages mean little when it comes to fickle British weather. Wonderful mini heat waves in the mid 20s with days of uninterrupted sunshine can be followed by thunderstorms, or the entire summer can trudge along in a muggy grey waste of a season. In recent years there has been little heat or sun and we’re all hoping for a change.
Autumn, from mid September till November, sees the average high temperatures drop from 18°C in September, to 14°C in October and down to 9°C in November. Night times get cold going from jacket weather in October to thick coat weather in November. The sunshine dwindles from four hours per day in September, to two hours in November, as the days shorten and the nights lengthen. Rainfall is moderate. It stays as usual in its amount but becomes insistent in frequency in the form of tedious drizzle.
Winter, from December till the end of eternity (mid March),
begins with another cutback on sunshine. December sees a disgraceful one hour
of sunshine per day. It is true that the days are shorter and there is less
opportunity for the sun to perform, but the main problem is the stubborn nature
of the clouds. After December the sun begins to assert itself for an extra hour
a day. The average day time high drops to its lowest of 6°C in January and
February, which see average lows of 1°C. Surprisingly, rain remains moderate.
Frosts are common but snow is disappointingly rare. Again, who knows what will
actually happen from moment to moment? Winters can sometimes be blessed with
high pressure systems bringing prolonged periods of stunning bright sunshine
and crisp air. A weather front from Siberia brought freak cold weather to
Spring, from mid March till mid June, sees average high temperatures steadily rising from 9°C in March, to 15°C in April and 19°C in May. Night times remain very chilly and it continues to rain moderately whenever it pleases. The sun returns to its peak of six hours per day by the end of the season.