Five-day forecast as Storm Ciara battles Coventry

A wet and windy a week ahead, with fewer disruptions expected and somewhat eased conditions as the weeks progresses.

This past weekend saw major travel disruptions, including train cancellations, and dangerous fallen trees across the region as a result of Storm Ciara.

This week looks set to be wet and windy as Storm Ciara continues to battles the country, with fewer disruptions expected and eased conditions as the weeks progresses.

On Monday, the Met Office forecasts cloud to build throughout the afternoon with some showery rain and sleet arriving from the west. Windy throughout. Maximum temperature of 7 °C expected.

Showery rain will clear during the evening leaving much of the region dry overnight. Some clear spells may develop along with a few showers. Staying windy so feeling cold. Minimum temperature of 1 °C expected.

Tuesday will be a mostly dry day with sunny spells and a few showers, some of these turning wintry. Feeling very cold in the wind. Maximum temperature of 7 °C expected.

While some snow-like conditions are expected, these will likely turn to sleet.

Wednesday will be mostly dry with bright spells and a few showers. Further showers arriving Thursday, though still the chance of some brightness. Longer spells of rain Friday. Windy throughout.

West Midlands Police have advised people to “think before you call”, adding that damaged power lines should be reported the UK Power Networks emergency power cut helpline on 105.

Birmingham Airports is open as normal, however, some diversions and cancellations are in place, with widespread delays across all airlines expected. Passengers are advised to check with their airline before travelling.

Agencies across Coventry are activating the city’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) from Monday through to Tuesday as the temperatures are set to stay cold over the next few nights.