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Saturday (01 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 16:36 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 0500 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Largely dry and fine today, but wet and windy tonight.

Today:

A good deal of dry and fine weather today with some sunny spells. However, it will turn increasingly breezy, with thickening cloud during the afternoon and outbreaks of rain through the evening, which will be heavy at times. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

A rather wet and windy night, the rain heavy at times, especially over the hills, with some large accumulations possible across the Pennines. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Sunday:

Rain should soon clear to leave clearer, fresher conditions, but with a few blustery showers possible, especially into the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Scattered, heavy showers on Monday and at first on Tuesday, but they will tend to ease on Tuesday afternoon. Largely dry on Wednesday with some bright spells. Feeling chilly.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine today, but turning wet and windy later.

Today:

Cloud and occasional rain across southeastern parts of England clearing this afternoon Showers in the far northwest. Otherwise a drier spell with some sunshine, before rain and strong winds spread into western areas this afternoon.

Tonight:

Wet and windy weather in the west, with gales in exposure, will spread across most parts overnight, though perhaps not reaching the far southeast of England by dawn.

Sunday:

Cloud and patchy rain will linger across the far southeast. Otherwise breezy with sunny spells and blustery showers, heavier and most frequent in the north and west. Feeling cooler.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunshine and showers Monday and Tuesday, showers locally heavy and frequent. Becoming drier and quieter during Wednesday. Turning progressively colder with overnight frosts in the north.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Friday 14 Nov 2014:

Mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with just a few showers in the northeast at first. There will be a marked fall in temperature during the Wednesday evening with a sharp frost likely overnight, especially in the north. Later on Thursday, it will turn wet and windy in the west with some heavy rain possible for a time, and strong to gale force winds, and perhaps reaching severe gale force locally in the far northwest. Thereafter, a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Nov 2014 to Saturday 29 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Light shower night 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Cloudy 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Cloudy 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Clear night 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Light rain 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Light shower night 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Light shower night 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Cloudy 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Partly cloudy night 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Clear night 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 – Light rain 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