A maritime temperate weather, with temperatures not much lower than 0° Celsius in winter and not much higher than 32° Celsius in summer, is the characteristic of Birmingham. The city gets four seasons, spring, summer, autumn and winter.
March to May is the spring season, during which temperatures range from -0.6° Celsius to 5.8° Celsius. Since the Atlantic looses much of its heat throughout autumn and winter, the period sometimes also experiences thunderstorms and heavy showers.
From June to September, the city experiences summer season with the average temperature ranging from 14.9° Celsius to 15.4° Celsius. The hottest season of the year, this can often be a dry season, with occasional rainfalls and localised thunderstorms.
October to November is autumn in the city, during which intense and sustained winds of hurricane force can be witnessed. During this time, mean temperatures lie between 1.7° Celsius and 7.5° Celsius.
Winter in Birmingham, which is from December to February, is generally cool, wet and windy. Although snow is relatively infrequent, the city gets ample precipitation throughout the season and the average temperature ranges from -3.6° Celsius to 2.3° Celsius.
The wettest and hottest months in the city are July and August, while the coldest are January and February. March and June are the driest months for the year. Annual precipitation in the city averages 678 mm.
The best time to visit Birmingham is from March through June, when winter has begun to recede and the heat waves have not yet set in.
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