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Tuesday (25 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 15:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
Wednesday (26 November 2014)
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Issued at: 0100 on Tue 25 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Mostly dry and cold tonight with fog in places.

This Evening and Tonight:

Turning cloudy across the north of the region, with one or two spots of rain possible and some hill fog in the north. However, it will stay clearer and colder across Cheshire, with frost and patchy fog in places. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Tuesday:

Another cold but mostly cloudy start, with fog lingering in places. Turning brighter through the day, with some afternoon sunshine. However, cloud and rain may spread from the south later. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Wednesday. It should be mostly dry on Thursday and Friday, with variable cloud, brighter spells and strengthening winds. Temperatures nearer normal.

Issued at: 1600 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Frosty and foggy again tonight. Turning wetter on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A band of occasional rain will continue southeastwards, stalling and fragmenting across southern Scotland and Northern Ireland by dawn. Clearer weather will follow. It will be cold and frosty elsewhere, with freezing fog patches, especially across central and southern Britain.

Tuesday:

Bands of cloud and sporadic rain will edge northwards during the day with some brightness either side. Fog will be slow to clear in places, and it will feel cold.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Outbreaks of rain will continue northwards during Wednesday and it will feel cold. Mostly dry thereafter but increasingly windy from the west on Thursday. Temperatures nearer normal.

Issued at: 1600 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 29 Nov 2014 to Monday 8 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times with strong winds in northwest Britain, are likely to move southeastwards across the UK this weekend. Clearer conditions should follow, although a few showers are possible in the north and west. Ahead of this rain it should be largely dry but rather cloudy. Temperatures will be near or slightly above average and overnight fog patches are possible. Thereafter northwestern parts are likely to be often unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain. There is also a risk that southern Britain could be affected by some unsettled weather but it should be largely fine in-between with a risk of overnight frost and fog. Temperatures may become below average in the south and east later. The week after next conditions may turn more generally unsettled.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 9 Dec 2014 to Tuesday 23 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 1600 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Weather map

Tue 0200

Weather forecast map for Manchester

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