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  • Fri Friday 27th
    8°C 5°C
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  • Sat Saturday 28th
    9°C 5°C
    Light rain
  • Sun Sunday 1st
    7°C 2°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday 2nd
    5°C 1°C
    Sleet shower day
  • Tue Tuesday 3rd
    6°C 2°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 1600 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Occasional rain easing Saturday morning. Turning wet, very windy later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud will spread to all parts overnight, bringing outbreaks of rain, heavy at times across the hills. Southerly winds will also become strong, before easing again by dawn. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Saturday:

Rather cloudy at first, with outbreaks of rain gradually easing during the morning. However further strong winds and heavy rain will then spread into western parts later in the day. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very windy with rain and gales, overnight into Sunday, clearing to sunshine and blustery showers, wintry across the hills. Remaining cold, with brisk winds, and wintry showers Monday and Tuesday.

Updated at: 1433 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Occasional rain spreading eastwards tonight. Wet, very windy late tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold and clear in the east at first. However cloud and outbreaks of rain and drizzle across western parts will soon spread eastwards. Windy in the north and west

Saturday:

Low cloud and mist slow to clear over central/eastern England. Rather cloudy elsewhere but some brighter spells, especially in the northeast. Turning wet and very windy from the west later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very windy with rain at first on Sunday, clearing to sunshine and blustery showers, these increasingly wintry. Remaining cold, with brisk winds, and further wintry showers through Monday and Tuesday.

Updated at: 1433 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 4 Mar 2015 to Friday 13 Mar 2015:

After an unsettled start to the period with frequent wintry showers on Wednesday, it should become drier from the southwest through Thursday. It will be windy and cold with overnight frosts. Pressure is then likely to build bringing a spell of dry weather through the following weekend, and possibly into the next working week. Most parts should be fine and dry, but cold with the potential for very cold nights. Later in the period it will probably become more unsettled in the far north/northwest with rain or showers. Meanwhile further south the signal is for a drier than average period, but still some patchy rain, and perhaps a little snow. It should turn gradually warmer; maximum temperatures may rise above average by the end of the period.

UK Outlook for Saturday 14 Mar 2015 to Saturday 28 Mar 2015:

For the second half of March the most probable scenario is for higher than average pressure over and to the south of the UK. This would bring generally more settled conditions with many places dry and often sunny. It will be cloudy at times, with some occasional rain or showers. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather is fairly small. Temperatures are more uncertain, and although they are most likely to be close to average there is still the possibility of some cold nights. This means there is the risk of overnight frosts, and also some mist or fog, though this should be quick to clear during the daytime.

Updated at: 1102 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Sunny intervals 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 – Cloudy 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Sunny intervals 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Sunny intervals 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny intervals 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Sunny intervals 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Sunny intervals 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 – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny intervals 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: 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