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Issued at: 0300 on Mon 25 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Mostly dry at first this week. More unsettled later.

Today:

There will be a few bright spells, mainly across the north and east of the region. Elsewhere, though, it will be rather cloudy with the odd spot of light rain or drizzle. Feeling rather cool in the northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

The north and east will have some clear spells overnight. The rest of the region will hold onto a lot of cloud, giving patchy drizzle. It will be mild everywhere. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Tuesday:

Mainly dry with variable, often large amounts of cloud. Feeling pleasant enough when the sun appears. However, there will still be a rather cool northwesterly wind. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly dry and bright on Wednesday morning, but turning wet and windy from the west later. Brighter, but fresher on Thursday and Friday, with sunshine and blustery showers.

Updated at: 0221 on Mon 25 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine at first this week. More unsettled later.

Today:

Northern and eastern areas will have sunny spells, although the north of Scotland will also see scattered showers. Elsewhere some brightness but thicker cloud with light rain or drizzle affecting parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and westernmost England.

Tonight:

Southeast Scotland and eastern parts of England will have clear spells. Elsewhere there will be more in the way of cloud, giving a few showers in the north and west.

Tuesday:

Northern and western Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland mostly cloudy with showers. The rest of the British Isles will be largely dry with bright or sunny spells developing.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday morning will be bright, with showers in the north. Wet and windy weather will spread eastwards across Britain later, clearing to sunshine and blustery showers for Thursday and Friday.

Updated at: 0201 on Mon 25 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 29 May 2015 to Sunday 7 Jun 2015:

May is expected to end unsettled, with spells of rain interspersed by drier, brighter and more showery interludes. It may be rather windy, particularly in the northwest, with a risk of gales, and the bulk of the rainfall. Southern and eastern areas look best placed for the driest, brightest weather. Temperatures are likely to be below average in the northwest, but near average further south and east. Into June the signal for prevailing weather becomes fairly weak, but, on balance, unsettled conditions are considered more likely in the northwest at first, with slightly below average temperatures, and settled, warmer, conditions in the southeast. Towards the weekend these warmer more settled conditions are likely to spread to most of the country with a risk of showers in the south.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 Jun 2015 to Monday 22 Jun 2015:

There still remains considerable uncertainty in the likely weather type through this period. There is, however, a signal for higher pressure to become established to the north of the UK. This would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged in the north, but it may also allow some more unsettled, perhaps thundery, weather to move up from continental Europe and affect the south of the country.

Updated at: 1206 on Sun 24 May 2015

Weather map

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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 – Overcast 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Cloudy 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Overcast 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Overcast 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Overcast 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Cloudy 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Cloudy 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Overcast 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Overcast 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 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: 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