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  • Sat Saturday 28th
    10°C 5°C
    Light rain
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    7°C 1°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday 2nd
    5°C 1°C
    Light shower day
  • Tue Tuesday 3rd
    6°C 3°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday 4th
    7°C 1°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Sunday (01 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 1800 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Very windy with gales for many. Rain moving east.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming very windy with gales for many, perhaps severe across the Fells. Rain will spread east across the region, some heavy and persistent, particularly across the Lake District and the Pennines. Gales and rain easing by dawn, but still windy. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Sunday:

Outbreaks of rain clearing during the morning. Sunshine and blustery showers following, some heavy and turning increasingly wintry. Cloud and rain may clip the far south later. Feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy, perhaps gales in places through Monday and Tuesday, and with wintry showers. These giving snow on the hills, perhaps to low levels too. Turning drier from the west Wednesday.

Updated at: 1646 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy with gales for many. Rain moving east.

This Evening and Tonight:

Very windy with gales for many, locally severe across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. Rain moving east across the UK, but more persistent in the northwest where also the heaviest. Clearer, colder, showery conditions spreading from the west later.

Sunday:

Gales continuing at first, but winds easing through the day. Sunshine and blustery showers, heaviest and increasingly wintry in northwest. A spell of heavy rain moving across the south later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy, perhaps gales in places through Monday and Tuesday, with wintry showers, becoming more persistent at times in the northwest. Turning drier from the west on Wednesday.

Updated at: 1434 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 5 Mar 2015 to Saturday 14 Mar 2015:

It should be cold and bright at first on Thursday, then whilst it will likely stay dry and sunny across southern and eastern parts; cloud, rain and strong winds should move into the far northwest. This will slowly sink southeast,later on Thursday and through Friday. It should then become drier and less windy, although further rain is possible in the northwest later on Friday. More changeable conditions with variable cloud and occasional outbreaks of rain or drizzle likely follow over the weekend. Drier conditions look to become more prevalent in the following week with temperatures close to, or slightly above average by day, but with some cold nights in contrast. There could be some cloudier interludes with rain at times, mainly in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Sunday 15 Mar 2015 to Sunday 29 Mar 2015:

In the second half of March it looks probable that there will be higher than average pressure across the whole UK at first, but that this effect would weaken and become more focussed over and to the south of the UK by the end of the period. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there would be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather is fairly small. Temperatures will most likely to be close to average, perhaps slightly below average in the southwest, perhaps bringing some cold nights with the risk of overnight frosts, and maybe with some overnight mist or fog.

Updated at: 1211 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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