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Friday (31 July 2015)
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Issued at: 0300 on Fri 31 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Sunshine and showers, but turning drier and brighter tomorrow.

Today:

A chilly start to a mostly dry and bright Friday, although some heavy showers will spread eastwards through the day. Feeling pleasant in any sunshine before turning cloudy this afternoon. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Tonight:

Showery outbreaks of rain will spread eastwards through the night with winds becoming light by dawn. Not as cold as last night. Minimum Temperature 11°C.

Saturday:

An improving picture with any early showers clearing by the afternoon to leave a dry and bright end to the day with a gentle breeze. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry and bright Sunday, before showery rain pushes eastwards by lunchtime. Monday and Tuesday stays unsettled with strengthening winds and gales in exposure. Warmer on Monday but fresher Tuesday.

Updated at: 0401 on Fri 31 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and sunny in the south. Unsettled for the north.

Today:

Cloudy picture for Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern parts of England and Wales, with showery outbreaks of rain pushing in from the west. Elsewhere, dry and fine after a chilly start with light winds. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Becoming windier in northern Britain and staying unsettled with showers, these turning heavy and frequent later. Elsewhere, drier and clearer, with some rain over northern parts of Wales and England.

Saturday:

Mostly dry and sunny in the south, although some outbreaks of showery rain at times. Breezy further north with frequent heavy showers, especially for Scotland. Warmer than recent in south.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry and bright Sunday before showery rain arrives in west later. Monday and Tuesday stays unsettled in the north whilst drier, brighter and warmer further south, with showers at times.

Updated at: 0433 on Fri 31 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Aug 2015 to Thursday 13 Aug 2015:

Cloudy and humid conditions in the far east at first on Tuesday, soon clearing as much fresher and windier weather arrives from the west. Scattered, blustery showers will affect many areas, heaviest and most frequent in northern and western parts, whilst southern and eastern areas will see the best of any drier and brighter conditions. Showers are likely to turn lighter and less frequent on Wednesday, and thereafter changeable conditions are expected to continue. The north is most likely to see more frequent spells of wind and rain. Southern areas should see the best of any drier and settled weather, but some rain at times too. Temperatures likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and around normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible.

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Aug 2015 to Friday 28 Aug 2015:

The changeable conditions are likely to continue into the latter half of August. Northern areas remain most likely to see the more frequent spells of wind and rain, with the best of the drier and more settled conditions in the south, although some outbreaks of rain are likely to reach here at times too. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any settled spells of weather in the south later on it could turn rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1203 on Thu 30 Jul 2015

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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