Seasons in Birmingham

The climate here, as in all of England, is quite mild and humid. Summer is never hot here - the average summer temperature in July (considered the warmest month in the year) is +16 ºC. So you can’t sunbathe here. In winter there is almost no severe frost - the average winter temperature in January, the coldest month of the year, does not drop below +3 °C. The climate is characterized as a moderate sea - yes, it’s unpleasant, but moderately.

In Birmingham there is such a steep meteorological phenomenon as the "urban heat island", which is typical for large cities. Because of it, the temperature in the center of the city is 2-3 degrees higher than in the outskirts. In a year, an average of 750 mm of precipitation falls, there are no rainy and drought seasons - precipitation is evenly spread throughout the year. On average there are 175 rainy days a year!

Weather disasters for Birmingham are a rarity. But throughout the history of the city's existence, there have been recorded cases of tornadoes. One of the last tornadoes traveled to the southern districts of Birmingham in 2005 and caused damage to many city buildings of the city.


Seasons

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Spring in Birmingham

Spring in Birmingham is relatively warm, but due to a shortage of sunny days enjoy it is almost impossible. The average daytime temperature is +12 °C, in the evening it drops to +8 °C. The warmest spring month is May - the air during the day is steadily warming up to +10.6 °С. Believe me, for the rainy and overcast Birmingham climate this is really a high temperature!

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (35 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3.5 hours
Rainy days: 17 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2")
April
Max average t°: +12 °C (53 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2.0")
May
Max average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 58 mm (2.3")

Spring Holidays

Easter (the date changes every year).

Easter Monday (the date changes every year).

First Monday in May Early May Bank Holiday.

The last Monday in May, Spring Bank Holiday.

Summer in Birmingham

For a barely warm spring comes the overcast British summer. Sunny days are still in short supply. The hottest month of the summer is July, according to statistics at this time there is less rain than in other months. However with the onset of August precipitation returns - this is one of the most "wet" months of the year.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 59 mm (2.3")
July
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 54 mm (2.1")
August
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 67 mm (2.6")

Summer Holidays

1, 2 or 3 Saturday, June Queen's official Birthday.

3 Sunday in June Father's Day.

Last Monday in August, Summer Bank Holiday.

Autumn in Birmingham

With the beginning of September the air becomes cooler, the average temperature in the daytime is only +13.2 °C. In October it drops to +10 °C. In November, on average, the air does not warm up more than +6 °C. Precipitation is approximately the same in all autumn months. Here about this time of the year you can’t say "Golden Autumn" - it is gray, wet, cloudy, but not golden.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +17.5 °C (64 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (49 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2.4")
October
Max average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 56 mm (2.2")
November
Max average t°: +9 °C (49 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (38 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 17 days
Precipitation: 64 mm (2.5")

Autumn Holidays

October 31 Halloween.

November 5 Bonfire's Night.

November 11 Remembrance Day.

Winter in Birmingham

Birmingham's elevated location and its remoteness from the coast provide more snow compared to London and many other cities in England. The air in winter is very humid, so humid that it is very difficult to breathe here. Due to the fact that the city is located in the depths of the British Isles, there is practically no strong winds characteristic of the coast. The average air temperature in winter is +3.5 °С. Maximum precipitation at this time of year falls in December.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Min average t°: +1.5 °C (35 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.5 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.8")
January
Max average t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.5 hours
Rainy days: 19 days
Precipitation: 63 mm (2.5")
February
Max average t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 49 mm (1.9")

Winter Holidays

December 25 – Christmas Day.

December 26 – Boxing Day.

January 1 – New Year's Day.