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Issued at: 1000 on Wed 05 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Showers for most today. Drier with more sunshine from tomorrow.

Today:

A changeable day is expected with occasional showers or rain, heavy at times, and fresh winds, particularly near coasts and hills. There'll be drier intervals too, with some sunshine. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Tonight:

Showers will continue through the evening, only slowly easing from the south through the night. It will stay largely cloudy and will be mild, with winds falling light. Minimum Temperature 15°C.

Thursday:

Often cloudy at first with some light showery outbreaks of rain possible. It will become dry into the afternoon with cloud breaking to give some warm sunny spells. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 21°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mainly fine on Friday, with just isolated showers. Dry on Saturday with some warm sunny spells, though becoming cloudier and breezy later, with outbreaks of rain during Sunday.

Updated at: 0401 on Wed 05 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloud and showery rain spreading east to many parts.

Today:

A fine, though breezy, start for many with sunny spells. Showery rain mainly across Northern Ireland at first will gradually spread northeastwards into Scotland, whilst cloud increases to bring scattered showery outbreaks across England and Wales.

Tonight:

Heavier showers slowly clearing from the south, becoming largely confined to the northeast of Scotland by dawn. Generally cloudy, damp and mild elsewhere with winds falling light.

Thursday:

Often cloudy at first though soon brightening up with plenty of dry, sunny weather, and only isolated showers developing. Feeling warmer than of late with mainly light winds.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Largely fine Friday and Saturday, with isolated showers. Rain arriving in the north and west later Saturday and during Sunday, though gradually easing. Drier with warm sunshine in the southeast.

Updated at: 0436 on Wed 05 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 10 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 19 Aug 2015:

A generally warm and dry start to the week in the south, but it will be cloudier across northern and central areas with rain at times. It will also feel breezy around northern parts, with gales possible in the far northwest. This pattern will continue for much of the period with the north seeing wet and windy spells, although there will be some sunny breaks, especially in the east. The south will continue to see the best of the dry and settled weather, but with some cloudier periods, and a small chance of thunderstorms at times. Temperatures will be just around normal for the time of year in the north, but above average in the south and southeast, with a small chance of some hot spells here.

UK Outlook for Thursday 20 Aug 2015 to Thursday 3 Sep 2015:

Southern and eastern areas will continue to see the best of the dry and bright weather towards the end of August, although some brief showery outbreaks of rain are possible. North and central parts are likely to see generally cloudier and wetter weather, but with some drier spells, especially away from the west coast. Temperatures will be around or slightly below normal in the north, and warm in the south, occasionally very warm in prolonged sunny spells.

Updated at: 0436 on Wed 05 Aug 2015

Weather map

Wed 1200

Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Cloudy 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Cloudy 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Sunny intervals 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Sunny day 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Sunny day 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Sunny intervals 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Cloudy 54.8924 -2.9315
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388

Location Details

Manchester

Location: 53.479, -2.2465

Altitude: 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. 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