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Tuesday (28 July 2015)
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Issued at: 0300 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Staying unsettled and cool.

Today:

Tuesday will be cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be locally heavy and possibly thundery. Feeling rather cool, with temperatures remaining below the average. Maximum Temperature 15°C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain tonight, locally heavy and possibly thundery at times. Any showers easing by dawn, becoming largely dry. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Wednesday:

It'll be dry and bright with sunny spells for many. However, there are likely to be a few showers developing in places. Staying cool and breezy. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry with sunny spells on Thursday and Friday, with light winds. Mostly dry on Saturday, with few showers possible. Staying cool with some chilly nights, and lighter winds.

Updated at: 0238 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Staying unsettled and cool.

Today:

Showers or longer spells of rain across Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England, locally heavy and thundery in places. Sunny spells and scattered showers elsewhere but largely dry across the south. Temperatures below average but feeling pleasant in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy with showery rain across Northern Ireland, Northern England and Wales, locally heavy and possibly thundery. Dry with clear spells and breezy in the south. Cooler in the north.

Wednesday:

Dry and bright with sunny spells for many. There are likely to be some showers, possibly heavy at times, mainly in north and east. Breezy around western coasts, easing later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry for much of the UK on Thursday with lighter winds. Some chilly nights in places. Turning showery and breezy in the northwest on Friday, extending southwards a little Saturday.

Updated at: 0238 on Tue 28 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Aug 2015 to Monday 10 Aug 2015:

Many places fine and dry on Saturday with some sunny spells, but also a continued risk of a few showers around, most likely in the north and east. Towards Sunday another band of rain will probably spread in from the west, heaviest and most persistent in the northwest where strong winds are also a possibility. Likely to stay unsettled during the first half of next week, with further bouts of rain and some strong winds possible, but it will always be driest in the southeast. The trend is then for things to settle down as we go through next weekend. Temperatures for the most part will be near or below normal, especially in the north, but a trend towards warmer conditions is expected in the south towards next week.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 11 Aug 2015 to Tuesday 25 Aug 2015:

There are signals for more settled and generally drier conditions to predominate for much of the UK through this period, but more especially in the south and east. However, there is still a chance that some spells of more unsettled weather could push in from the west at times, most likely being confined to northern and western parts of the UK. Temperatures on the whole will be near or a little below average for the time of year, with any very warm or hot weather across southern areas probably brief in nature.

Updated at: 1224 on Mon 27 Jul 2015

Weather map

Tue 0400

Weather forecast map for Manchester

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