Birmingham Climate & Weather
Birmingham Climate and Weather
Birmingham's weather is typically English, if slightly more temperate than the coast. Rainfall occurs all year round but is heavier in winter. Average maximum temperatures in summer (July) are around 68°F (20°C) and in winter (January) around 40°F (4.5°C). Due to its inland location snow does occur in the city centre during winter but has become less frequent over the past few years. Tornadoes occur intermittently, the most recent being in July 2005.
Although Birmingham is a beautiful place to visit all year round, the best time to travel to Birmingham is in the summer months between May and September when it is pleasantly warm and sunny. In the warm months the city's parks are adorned with an explosion of colour and plenty of festivals take place. In winter Birmingham is lit up and the city adopts a festive atmosphere with the traditional Frankfurt Market dominating.
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