Birmingham's oceanic climate, typified by wet, cold winters and mild summers, is fairly typical of an inland UK city.
During winter, from December to February, grey skies are the norm with plenty of rain. It doesn't often snow in Birmingham but the city does experience the occasional white Christmas. January is the coldest month of the year with an average temperature of 40°F (4°C).
Summer brings warmer, though still mild, days. Heatwaves can occur, though they are usually infrequent and fairly short. Rain continues to fall throughout summer but is somewhat less frequent than in winter. The warmest month in Birmingham is July, with an average temperature of 62°F (17°C).