Your photos: Cloudy skies as summer beckons

We love to feature your photographs showing the beauty of the West Midlands. Here are some of the best from the past week.

Upload your images via BBC Weather Watchers or email us at midlandstoday@bbc.co.uk.

For inspiration, view some top tips from three of England's Big Picture photographers.

Halesowen pool
This misty, early morning shot of a pool in Halesowen was taken by Stormchaser Al [BBC Weather Watchers / Stormchaser Al]

When emailing pictures, please make sure you include the following information:

The full name of the person who took the pictures (as this person owns the copyright)

Confirmation that the copyright holder gives permission for the BBC to use their pictures across all its outputs

The location, date and time the pictures were taken

Your telephone number so we can get back to you if we have any further questions.

Any other details about the pictures that may be useful for us to know

Please note that while we welcome all your pictures, we are more likely to use those which have been taken in the past week.

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