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  • Sat Saturday 28th
    13°C 7°C
    Light rain
  • Sun Sunday 29th
    8°C 4°C
    Heavy rain
  • Mon Monday 30th
    11°C 6°C
    Light rain
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    9°C 4°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    8°C 4°C
    Heavy shower day
Saturday (28 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 18:35 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Sunday (29 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 19:37 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 19:39 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (31 March 2015)
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Issued at: 2100 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Staying windy and unsettled.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining windy overnight with variable amounts of cloud and clear spells. There'll be showers too, merging to a longer spell of rain for a time this evening. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Sunday:

Breezy with rain soon arriving from the west, clearing eastwards during the afternoon. Brighter, but showery conditions will then develop, these possibly wintry over hills. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy, with rain arriving from the west on Monday, clearing overnight to blustery showers with sunny intervals on Tuesday. Bright with fewer showers on Wednesday, and becoming less windy.

Updated at: 1536 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Staying windy, with further showers or rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showery rain across northern and western areas this evening and overnight, heavy at times. Drier at first with clear spells further south, though rain and gales arrive into Wales and southwest England by dawn. Remaining breezy through the night.

Sunday:

Windy, with gales and locally heavy rain in the west clearing eastwards across England, though turning showery with some thunder possible later. Brighter, showery conditions in the north.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy throughout with local gales. Rain arriving from the west on Monday, clearing to blustery showers, with sunny intervals on Tuesday and Wednesday. The showers mainly in north and west.

Updated at: 1536 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Apr 2015 to Saturday 11 Apr 2015:

Cool and showery weather will continue affecting some northern parts on Thursday, whilst further south it will turn cloudier with some rain crossing eastwards, and eventually clearing away southeast during Friday. Into the Easter weekend, it is most likely that we'll see less windy conditions with more fine and dry weather around, though it is likely to feel cool at times with some showers possible for all. Thereafter changeable conditions are expected, most often across the north, whilst high pressure close to the south of the UK, perhaps occasionally amplifying northwards across the UK, is likely to bring some more prolonged drier and brighter conditions across the south west in particular. Temperatures will generally be near average, occasionally just above in sunnier spells, though with localised overnight frost also possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Apr 2015 to Sunday 26 Apr 2015:

The changeable period is expected to continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. With a westerly weather type most likely showery outbreaks or longer spells of rain are likely to affect parts of the UK throughout the period. These unsettled conditions will be most frequent across the northwest, although extending further south and east at times. There will also be some drier, brighter and settled periods, these most prolonged the south and east, and perhaps also later in the period. Temperatures are expected to remain close to the average for the middle of April. However they will vary from day to day, and there are likely to be some cold nights, especially in the north where localised frosts remain possible.

Updated at: 1131 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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