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Issued at: 2000 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Rain for most by dawn.

This Evening and Tonight:

The first part of the night should be dry with some clear spells for northern areas. As the night goes on, cloud and outbreaks of rain will edge northwards to reach most areas by dawn, except perhaps the far north. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Monday:

A cloudy and damp morning for many, then becoming drier and brighter from the northwest during the day, but with the risk of scattered thundery showers. Cool northerly breezes. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

A mixture of sunshine and showers throughout the period, though the showers probably becoming fewer and lighter later in the week. The cool northerly wind continues, with some chilly nights.

Updated at: 1521 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Pulses of heavy rain in the south. Showers further north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Much of England and Wales, bar the far north, will see further rain overnight, some will be heavy and perhaps thundery in the southeast. Clearer with scattered showers for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Monday:

Cloudy for much of England and Wales with occasionally heavy rain moving east, but some brightness for the west later. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be brighter with scattered showers.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cool northerly winds will bring sunshine and showers through the period, some heavy and locally thundery on Tuesday. Chilly by night with a touch of frost possible in rural locations.

Updated at: 1521 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 4 Sep 2015 to Sunday 13 Sep 2015:

The gradual change to more settled conditions across the UK continues with plenty of dry and bright weather across much of the UK through the weekend, however there may still be the odd shower around at first, especially towards the east and southeast. The mostly fine and dry weather is expected to continue through until the middle of September, however there is a risk that more unsettled conditions, with spells of rain, could push into southeastern parts early next week. Temperatures on the whole will be slightly below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunny spells and light winds. Overnight temperatures throughout the period are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of localised rural ground frost and fog patches, mainly in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 14 Sep 2015 to Monday 28 Sep 2015:

Generally settled and fine conditions are expected to develop across Southern parts of the UK later in September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, with perhaps only a few short lived spells of cloud and rain. In contrast it is likely to become unsettled in the Northwest later in the month, with occasional bouts of rain and strong winds likely. Areas inbetween are likely to see mixed conditions with brighter drier conditions interspersed with some periods of rain and breezy winds. Temperatures will generally be around average in most parts, but feeling warm under any prolonged sunny periods by day, with some chilly nights in the North.

Updated at: 1521 on Sun 30 Aug 2015

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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 – Light rain 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Cloudy 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Light rain 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Clear night 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Heavy rain 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Light shower night 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Partly cloudy night 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Cloudy 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Heavy rain 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Cloudy 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Heavy rain 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Clear night 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