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Wednesday   (29 June 2016)
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Issued at: 0300 on Wed 29 Jun 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Generally cool, wet and windy but some brightness later.

Today:

It'll be a dry and sunny start for many but cloud and rain will quickly spread in from the west, turning heavy over the higher ground with gusty coastal winds. Brighter and drier spells especially by late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Tonight:

Winds will ease as rain soon clears, bringing a mostly dry night with the odd shower. Staying cloudy for many with some clear spells and patchy mist and fog. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Thursday:

A much drier and brighter day across the region with some sunny spells, although cloud will thicken to bring a few showers at times, most likely along the coast. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Heavy showers will feed in from the northwest on Friday and Saturday, interspersed with some sunny spells and it'll feel cool in the gusty winds. Becoming drier on Sunday.

Updated at: 0418 on Wed 29 Jun 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing eastwards for many, sunshine and showers in Scotland.

Today:

A bright start in the east, but already wet and windy in the west and this will spread eastwards through the day. Brighter in some central and western areas later, whilst sunshine and heavy showers persist in Scotland.

Tonight:

Winds easing as rain clears to the east, leaving a mostly dry and clear night across the UK. Some places seeing the odd shower, particularly in western Scotland by dawn.

Thursday:

A drier day for many although the odd outbreak of rain in the west and further heavy showers in Scotland. Sunny spells for most, best of the brightness further east.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cool and breezy with sunshine and showers, turning heavy in the northwest but lengthy, dry and bright spells in the south. Cloudy with further rain in the south on Sunday.

Updated at: 0214 on Wed 29 Jun 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 Jul 2016 to Tuesday 12 Jul 2016:

Remaining changeable and often unsettled for most through this period, with bands of rain expected to push across much of the country, interspersed with sunshine and showers. The wettest weather is always more likely in the north and west where it will occasionally be windy too, whilst the south and east will see the best of any drier and brighter spells along with generally lighter winds. Temperatures on the whole are expected to be near, or slightly below average for the time of year, but feeling cool more generally in the northwest in any wetter and winder spells. Conversely, it will feel warm in any drier and sunnier periods, especially in the south and east.

Updated at: 1255 on Tue 28 Jun 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 Jul 2016 to Wednesday 27 Jul 2016:

Changeable conditions are likely to persist at first, with rain or showers across many areas, particularly the north or northwest, and temperatures near average. From around the middle of July there is the possibility that a generally more settled spells of weather may develop, potentially bringing longer dry periods to much of the country. With this change there would be more in the way of sunshine with generally warm temperatures and lighter winds. However there is also the possibility of more humid continental air moving up across the southeast at times, bringing very warm temperatures and a risk of some thundery showers here.

Updated at: 1255 on Tue 28 Jun 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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

Location Details

Manchester

Location: 53.479, -2.2465

Altitude: 36.0 m 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 while air frost is most common in February. 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 55 - 60 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 20.2° C and 20.1° 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 100 mm. 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 two Premier League champions in the form of Manchester City and their red rivals Manchester United who 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: 21 October 2015