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Issued at: 2200 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Mostly dry, bright and chilly on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy showers through the evening will become increasingly isolated overnight with clear spells developing. Cold, with snow falling on higher ground in the showers, and breezy on exposed coasts and hills. Minimum Temperature 1°C.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will be clear, dry and sunny for most. However, there may be a few rain, sleet or snow showers for Cumbria at times, and further south in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright throughut with sunny spells and the odd shower, wintry on hills with these most likely on Saturday.

Updated at: 1652 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry, bright and chilly on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers, perhaps wintry on high ground, will continue across many areas. These tending to become more isolated with clear spells allowing temperatures to fall close to freezing for most. There may be some frost or ice in sheltered areas.

Wednesday:

Wednesday will be clear, dry and sunny for most. However, the odd shower is possible, most likey in northern Scotland and southwest England, again wintry on high ground.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and the odd shower on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will be cloudier with rain at times, particularly in southwestern areas. Bright and cold elsewhere.

Updated at: 1303 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Feb 2016 to Tuesday 23 Feb 2016:

Unsettled and rather cold conditions are likely to continue at first. Cold, showery conditions across the northeast at first may give spells of snow, with overnight frosts likely. Further southwest more prolonged spells of rain are likely, with a risk of this turning wintry, most likely over high ground. It will be windy at times, with a possibility of gales, most likely in the northeast and far southwest. It may turn drier from the west at the start of next week, although remaining cold with overnight frosts. Through the week, unsettled conditions should gradually return, with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of dry weather. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 9 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 1303 on Tue 9 Feb 2016

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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

Location Details

Manchester

Location: 53.479, -2.2465

Altitude: 36.0m 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