Weatherwatch: Des Coleman at Sutton Park

Our Weather Presenter Des Coleman has been out and about across the West Midlands for our series "Weatherwatch", meeting those of who who regularly send in lovely weather photos for our 6pm programme forecasts.

Whether it's a landscape, a flower or wildlife, they're seen by thousands of viewers on each of our programmes, so who is the person behind them and what's the story behind their love for weather photography ?

One of those regular contributors is Graham Rainbow (yes that's his real name) from Sutton Coldfield. Des has been to meet him at one of Europe's biggest parks - Sutton Park.

Graham has been sending his pictures into ITV Central since 2008,and says he likes taking snaps of sunsets.

He said he loves a good seaside picture but that's a bit of a challenge in landlocked Birmingham, so Graham makes the most of the watery views at places like Sutton Park.

Why did Graham choose Sutton Park as his favourite weather photo spot ?

Sutton Park is a 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve located six miles north of Birmingham city centre.

It’s one of the largest urban parks in Europe and is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The park has open heathland, woodlands, seven lakes, wetlands, and marshes - each with its own rich variety of plants and wildlife, some rarely seen in the region.

Cattle and wild ponies also graze on the land.

Here is Graham's top tip for anyone who wants to get their weather photo shown by Des on ITV Central.

Watch the full "Weatherwatch" report when Des met Graham at Sutton Park, as he told us just how he captures his amazing weather photos, about the lovely area itself - and why his wife is his biggest critic ....

If you've got a weather or wildlife photo that you'd like to send us then just email it to us with your name and where it was taken in the Midlands to

Or you can get it in touch with us via our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Your photo may appear on our programme at 6pm.

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