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Saturday (04 July 2015)
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Issued at: 2100 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

Fine and dry this evening and overnight. Occasional showers Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry across the region this evening with well broken cloud and some late sunshine for most places. Remaining dry overnight with lengthy clear periods developing. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Sunday:

Sunday morning will start dry with sunny spells before showers break out from the west later, some heavy and thundery. The showers clear during evening to leave a dry night. Maximum Temperature 22°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry to start Monday, but rain will spread in from the west later. Rain gradually clearing, leaving sunshine and sharp showers on Tuesday. Generally cloudy Wednesday with occasional showers.

Updated at: 1444 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers in the northwest, fine and dry elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy in northern Scotland with occasional rain or drizzle and coastal fog. Isolated showers, some heavy with thunder, for Northern Ireland and western Scotland. Dry with clear spells across rest of the UK. Cooler and fresher overnight than of late.

Sunday:

Sunny spells and isolated showers, some of these heavy and thunder in the far southeast at first, and the northeast later. Dry with clear spells overnight.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry to start Monday, but rain will spread in from the west later. Rain gradually clearing on Tuesday leaving sunshine and sharp showers. Generally cloudy Wednesday with occasional showers.

Updated at: 1444 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Jul 2015 to Saturday 18 Jul 2015:

Bright and breezy on Thursday with a mixture of showers and sunny spells, together with a brisk northerly breeze. Less windy on Friday with a mixture of broken cloud and a few showers across much of the UK, although the southwest may turn cloudier with a little drizzle at times. After this, a fairly quiet period of weather is likely to develop through next weekend and into the following week, with mostly dry conditions across southern parts but some rain at times in the north. Temperatures during this period will tend to drop a little below normal to start with, this feeling much cooler than of late for many places, before slowly rising later, perhaps becoming warm in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Sunday 19 Jul 2015 to Sunday 2 Aug 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mostly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there will be some cloudier conditions with rain at times, although even here some periods of dry weather are expected. Temperatures are likely to be around average in the north, but in the south there may be spells of very warm weather for the time of year. These hot conditions bring a low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, mainly for the southeast.

Updated at: 1210 on Sat 04 Jul 2015

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Partly cloudy night 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Partly cloudy night 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Partly cloudy night 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Clear night 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Clear night 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Clear night 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Clear night 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Partly cloudy night 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Partly cloudy night 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Clear night 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Clear night 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Clear night 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Clear night 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Clear night 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Partly cloudy night 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Partly cloudy night 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Partly cloudy night 54.8924 -2.9315
Douglas (Isle of Man) Douglas (Isle of Man) – Clear night 54.1518 -4.484

Location Details

Manchester

Location: 53.479, -2.2465

Altitude: 36m above mean sea level

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Manchester information

Located in the north-west of England, Manchester is one of the country's largest cities with a population of over half a million inhabitants.

Thanks to its early investment in the textile industry, Manchester was one of the UK's most important cities during the Industrial Revolution, acting as a hub both for the production and transport of goods around the country; a process which revolutionised the whole of the Manchester area and gave it the strong travel connections that it retains to this day. The city boasts a rich sporting history and a world-renowned reputation in the arts.

Winter in Manchester sees average daytime temperatures between 7° C at their highest and 0.5° C at their lowest. Air frost is most common in February and it's also the coldest month. Days of rain more than 1mm are high in December and January but take a dip in February. Likewise the amount of rainfall decreases significantly in February compared to January and December. Although Rainfall accumulation in Manchester is higher than the UK average in winter, it is not the wettest season.

Spring sees day time maxima rise from 7° C to 15° C. Sunshine hours also increases to a yearly high in May; which on average records around 185 hours. This is the UK average but there has been an increase in sunshine duration over industrial areas of Greater Manchester due to the Clean Air Act of 1956 and a decline in heavy industry. Spring is the driest time for Manchester, with rainfall accumulation around 77 - 106 mm each month. This is still above the UK average however.

The city plays host to the Manchester International Festival, a two-week event celebrating visual arts and popular music every summer. Previous performers include Björk, Damon Albarn and Kraftwerk, while the biggest names in theatre, dance and comedy also take part. July is the warmest month and August is not far behind, with average daytime temperatures reaching highs of 19° C and 18.7° C respectively. These temperatures are very close to nationwide figures. Once again rainfall is above average, although not by too much. Total sunshine hours are higher in summer than spring although May has the highest for an individual month.

Both temperatures and hours of sunshine start to decrease from September and by October they start to drop off significantly. At the same time rainfall increases. October usually sees the most rainfall of any month, with a long term average of close to 150 mm and more days of rainfall greater than 1mm. Air frost days usual start to become more frequent towards the end of Autumn but in no way as many as in the Winter months.

In sport Manchester is predominantly a footballing city which boasts not only the defending Premier League champions Manchester City, but also their red rivals Manchester United; the most famous football team in the world. They play their games at the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford respectively.

A stone's throw from the home of Manchester United is the Old Trafford cricket ground, which hosts regular Test cricket, ODIs and Twenty20 clashes. Having hosted the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the city is also well-equipped to support the next generation of sporting talent.

Climate data based on Woodford, 1981 - 2010

Last updated: 30 October 2014