Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr John Lines, says that weather hasn't washed the smiles off faces at the Chinese New Year celebration in Birmingham.
Welcoming in the Year of the snake, revellers packed out the city's Arcadian Centre for an afternoon of festivities.
Celebrations are expected to go on into this evening.
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A cloudy day to come with the odd spot of drizzle possible, although most will be dry. Winds will be light and it will remain very mild.
A dry but largely cloudy day although the odd bright spell is likely in the afternoon. It will be mild with a moderate southerly breeze.
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