Birmingham, where it's located

The climate of Birmingham is oceanic, with quite cold, rainy winters and mild, relatively rainy summers.
The city is located in west-central England, in the West Midlands, at an altitude of 140 meters (460 feet). Given the location in an area away from the sea, during cold spells the temperature can drop a lot, in fact the cold record, set in 1982, is -20.8 °C (-5 °F). Even snow falls more often than in other parts of England, and it averages a good 86 cm (34 in) per year.
The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is of 3.9 °C (39 °F), that of the warmest month (July) is of 16.5 °C (62 °F). The highest record is 34.9 °C (95 °F), set in August 1990. Here are the average temperatures.
Birmingham - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)11246912119632
Max (°C)771012161921211814107
Min (°F)343436394348545248433736
Max (°F)454550546166707064575045

Precipitation amounts to 665 millimeters (26.2 inches) per year: so, it is at an intermediate level. It ranges from 45 mm (1.8 in) in the driest months (April, July) to 65 mm (2.6 in) in the wettest ones (January, December). Here is the average precipitation.
Birmingham - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)655050455060456055556065665
Prec.(in)2.6221.822.41.82.42.22.22.42.626.2
Days121011899799101011116

On average, there are around 1,400 sunshine hours per year. So, the sun doesn't shine often. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Birmingham - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours223466654322

Birmingham

Best Time


The best time to visit Birmingham is the summer, or more generally from mid-May to mid-September: temperatures are generally good for outdoors activities, although it's better to bring an umbrella, and a sweatshirt or sweater for the evening or for cool days.