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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

Largely dry with bright or sunny spells today.

Today:

Most of the area will be dry with some bright or sunny spells today. However, eastern parts may see one or two wintry showers, especially over the high ground. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

It'll be a largely dry night with variable amounts of cloud. Patches of frost will form in any cloud breaks. Minimum Temperature -3°C.

Sunday:

Sunday will be largely dry with sunny spells developing into the afternoon. However, scattered wintry showers may push into the area from the east, falling as snow on hills. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mostly dry with sunny spells during the day and widespread frost overnight. Rain will spread southeastwards overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, turning heavy and wintry at times with strengthening winds.

Updated at: 0231 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry with some sunny spells. Wintry outbreaks in places.

Today:

Cloudy and rather windy in the south with outbreaks of rain turning to sleet or snow over high ground. In northern Scotland and northeastern England; rain, sleet and snow will slowly move southwards. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere.

Tonight:

Rain will continue in the south, turning wintry at times and wintry outbreaks will continue to affect northeastern England and northern Scotland. Elsewhere, clear spells will allow frost to form.

Sunday:

Rain in the south will slowly clear, leaving many places dry with sunny spells. However, wintry showers will continue along east and northeastern coasts, pushing inland at times. Feeling cold.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Wintry showers fading on Monday leaving some sunshine. Feeling cold with overnight frosts. Rain, wintry at times, will move southeastwards on Tuesday evening and through Wednesday with strengthening winds.

Updated at: 0110 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Feb 2016 to Friday 26 Feb 2016:

On Wednesday, rain, sleet and hill snow is expected to move out of Scotland and Northern Ireland and into the north and west of England and Wales. Towards the southeast of England, dry and bright with frost and fog patches. Becoming bright and breezy across Scotland and Northern Ireland, with sunshine and wintry showers. On Thursday, the band of rain, and perhaps snow, is expected to move into southeast England as a weakening feature. After a frosty start, a mix of sunshine and wintry showers is expected elsewhere. Thereafter, the weather looks set to remain rather cold and changeable. Some wet and windy weather at times, but also some frosty conditions too between weather systems. Cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and in the north.

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Feb 2016 to Saturday 12 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest in the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 0110 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

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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 – Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Light shower day 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Light shower day 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny intervals 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Heavy shower day 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Sunny intervals 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Overcast 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Sunny intervals 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Light rain 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Light rain 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny intervals 54.8924 -2.9315
Douglas (Isle of Man) Douglas (Isle of Man) – Sunny intervals 54.1518 -4.484

Location Details

Manchester

Location: 53.479, -2.2465

Altitude: 36.0m 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 while air frost is most common in February. 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 55 - 60 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 20.2° C and 20.1° 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 100 mm. 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 two Premier League champions in the form of Manchester City and their red rivals Manchester United who 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: 21 October 2015