Use my current location crosshair

Manchester

Recent locations
Manchester last 24 hours
  • 19 °C

    13 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 17 °C

    15 °C

    Light rain
  • 19 °C

    16 °C

    Overcast
  • 20 °C

    14 °C

    Cloudy
  • 19 °C

    13 °C

    Light shower day
  • 18 °C

    12 °C

    Light shower day
  • 18 °C

    12 °C

    Cloudy
Sunday   (31 July 2016)
1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 7 15 WNW 8 15 WNW 10 18 WNW 10 19 WNW 10 20 WNW 10 20 WNW 10 21 WNW 10 20 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 18 WNW 7 15 WNW 5 12 W 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
70% 60% 54% 52% 53% 51% 49% 50% 51% 51% 57% 63% 67% 70%
UV index arrow down
4 4 5 6 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0
Monday   (01 August 2016)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 60% 60% 60% 50% 20% 10% 20% 50% 40% 40% 40% 40% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 6 12 WSW 5 10 SW 4 9 SW 4 9 SW 4 9 SW 5 10 SW 5 11 SW 4 10 SW 5 12 SW 5 12 SW 5 12 SW 5 13 WSW 5 13 WSW 5 12 SW 4 11 SSW 4 11 SSW 5 13 S 5 13 S 5 14 SSE 6 15 SSE 6 15 SSE 6 14 SSE 6 14 SE 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
71% 73% 75% 78% 83% 86% 89% 90% 87% 86% 83% 79% 76% 76% 74% 72% 72% 76% 76% 76% 79% 81% 85% 86%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Tuesday   (02 August 2016)
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ESE 5 11 ESE 5 11 ESE 4 10 ESE 4 9 ESE 5 11 SSE 5 12 SSE 6 13 SSE 6 13 SSW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
87% 88% 90% 90% 86% 83% 83% 86% 92%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 5 2 1 0
Wednesday   (03 August 2016)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 16 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 7 16 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 18 WSW 11 24 W 13 29 WSW 12 26 WSW 11 24 SW 9 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
93% 92% 88% 79% 66% 66% 67% 75%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Thursday   (04 August 2016)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% 10% <5% 10% 30% 30% 40% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 8 17 SW 7 15 SSW 7 15 SW 8 19 SW 9 21 WSW 8 19 W 7 14 WNW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G G VG VG VG G VG
Humidity arrow down
84% 88% 87% 78% 69% 65% 77% 84%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Friday   (05 August 2016)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 30% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 5 10 WSW 6 11 SW 6 12 WSW 8 17 W 8 19 WNW 11 22 WNW 9 18 W 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G G G G VG G VG
Humidity arrow down
88% 91% 90% 82% 75% 73% 72% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Saturday   (06 August 2016)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 °
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 6 11 SW 6 11 SSW 6 12 SSW 9 18 SSW 10 21 SW 10 20 WSW 11 22 WSW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G G G G G G VG
Humidity arrow down
86% 88% 89% 81% 77% 76% 77% 82%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 0900 on Sun 31 Jul 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Sunshine and a few showers today. Then turning unsettled

Today:

A fine start, and rather cool in rural spots. It'll soon warm up with some good spells of sunshine. Isolated showers will develop by afternoon, though most places will remain dry. It will feel pleasantly warm in the sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Tonight:

Most places will have a fine end to the day with some late sunny spells. One or two showers will continue through the night and it'll turn increasingly cloudy. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Monday:

It'll be a cloudy start to the working week with some light rain in places. This will turn more persistent in southern parts of the region through the evening. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Showers or longer spells of rain through this period, especially on Tuesday when it will be rather windy too.

Updated at: 0234 on Sun 31 Jul 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers today, turning unsettled into the working week.

Today:

A fine start for many, though showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and South East England, the showers in the south soon easing. We'll then see sunshine and scattered showers, and it should feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Some evening sunshine, with most of the showers easing. It'll cloud over with rain perhaps reaching the far west of Wales and South West England by dawn.

Monday:

Rain across Wales and South West England will spread eastwards through the afternoon. This may be heavy at times, and turning rather windy. Sunshine and showers further north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain for most on Tuesday and Wednesday. It'll be rather windy too. Clearing to showery, fresher conditions on Thursday and turning less windy.

Updated at: 0230 on Sun 31 Jul 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Aug 2016 to Saturday 13 Aug 2016:

An area of rain in the southeast should clear away to the east on Thursday to leave generally brighter, breezy and showery conditions across all areas through Friday and into the weekend. Through the rest of the period indications are that changeable conditions will prevail. This means that there will be intervals of dry, sunny weather interspersed with periods of rain or showers and strong winds. Northwestern parts are likely to see the heaviest rain and perhaps unseasonably strong winds at times whereas the southeast should experience the best of the drier, brighter weather. Some large swings in temperature are likely, although overall it should average out at close to or slightly below normal for the time of year.

Updated at: 1437 on Sat 30 Jul 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Aug 2016 to Sunday 28 Aug 2016:

The generally changeable conditions across the British Isles are likely to continue through mid to late August. Further spells of rain are expected to push in from the west, interspersed with drier, brighter and warmer periods, but also with some showers at times. Northern and northwestern parts should have the wettest weather, with the south and southeast seeing the lengthiest dry and fine spells. Some large swings in temperature remain likely, although overall it should continue to average out at close to or slightly below normal for August.

Updated at: 1343 on Sat 30 Jul 2016

Weather map

Sun 1100

Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Sunny intervals 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Light shower day 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Sunny intervals 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Sunny day 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Sunny day 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Sunny intervals 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Sunny day 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 day 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Overcast 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: 36.0 m above mean sea level

Video forecast

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