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Issued at: 0200 on Thu 30 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Dry and bright today, chilly overnight.

Today:

It will be a mostly fine and dry day with sunny spells breaking through the cloud. The far east of the region may catch the odd shower. Feeling warmer than of late. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Tonight:

There will be mostly clear skies overnight, allowing temperatures to dip, giving a chilly feel. By the early hours cloud will push in from the west, with the odd shower. Minimum Temperature 6°C.

Friday:

The band of cloud and showery rain will continue to push across the region through the day bring wet weather, particularly to the north and west. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

It may remain rather cloudy on Saturday but should be largely dry, this will continue into Sunday before more unsettled weather reaches the region later on Monday.

Updated at: 0235 on Thu 30 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine and dry with showers in eastern England.

Today:

It will be a largely fine and dry day with plenty of sunny spells, particularly in the south. Any showers most likely to be across eastern England and Northern Ireland. Feeling warmer than of late.

Tonight:

There'll be large areas of clear sky overnight, allowing temperatures to drop into single figures in places, feeling chilly. Cloud and showers spreading to many northern areas through the night.

Friday:

Friday will be unsettled across Northern Ireland and Scotland, spreading to northern England and Wales through the day. Southern and eastern England remaining mostly dry and fine with sunny spells.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showers will largely be confined to Scotland on Saturday with emphasis on fine and dry weather elsewhere. Sunday will be fine with temperatures increasing, rain spreading east on Monday.

Updated at: 0229 on Thu 30 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 12 Aug 2015:

A fine start in the east on Monday, but cloud and rain will spread erratically north and eastwards through the day. Isolated thunderstorms may also affect the far southeast for a time. Temperatures are likely to be above normal for many, and potentially very warm or hot in the southeast. Cloud and rain will clear through all but the far northeast by Tuesday, with much fresher, showery conditions developing behind. Thereafter, changeable conditions are likely to continue, with the north most likely to see more frequent spells of wind and rain, and southern areas seeing the best of any drier and settled weather. Temperatures are likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and most likely near normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 13 Aug 2015 to Thursday 27 Aug 2015:

There are signals for a continuation of a north-south spilt in the weather during the middle of August. The north is likely to see the most 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. Temperatures on the whole will be near or a little below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although in any settled spells of weather in the south temperatures may become rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1229 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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