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    14°C 4°C
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    10°C 3°C
    Sunny day
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    9°C 3°C
    Light shower day
  • Tue Tuesday 28th
    10°C 6°C
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    11°C 5°C
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Issued at: 1800 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Turning cooler and more unsettled through the weekend.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and rain in the south will soon clear this evening. It will then turn clearer and colder from the north with the risk of frost in places. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Sunday:

Largely fine with sunny spells but with the risk of showers, mainly across more northern areas where they may be wintry over hills. Feeling rather cold, particularly in the breeze. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunny spells and showers on Monday and Tuesday, wintry over hills. Risk of more persistent rain and strong winds on Wednesday.

Updated at: 1616 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rather unsettled through the weekend and turning cooler for all.

This Evening and Tonight:

Occasional rain across England and Wales will be heavy at times, but will become confined to southern England overnight. Wintry showers will affect the north of Scotland, but elsewhere it will be dry and clear with a touch of frost.

Sunday:

Rain across southern parts moving south, clearing the southeast by the mid afternoon. Colder, sunnier weather following with scattered showers, wintry over northern hills.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers on Monday and Tuesday, wintry across some northern areas. Risk of more persistent rain and strong winds in places on Wednesday.

Updated at: 1638 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Apr 2015 to Saturday 9 May 2015:

The end of April and the start of May is likely to be cold, windy and showery. A period of continuous rain and strong winds is expected for a time across eastern parts with snow on high ground in the north. A brief ridge of high pressure is likely to give a dry and bright start to the Bank Holiday Weekend, but it is expected to turn unsettled again from the Southwest later, with bands of rain or showers moving north-eastwards. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest and windiest conditions being in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the southeast. Temperatures through the period are likely to be below average.

UK Outlook for Sunday 10 May 2015 to Sunday 24 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are more likely to persist for the first half of May, though it may turn drier mid-month. Central and western areas are likely to see the most of any rainfall, while southern and eastern districts and the far north have the best of any drier weather. However, there are no strong signals, with weather conditions likely to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below during unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1255 on Sat 25 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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