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  • Sun Sunday 19th
    13°C 6°C
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  • Mon Monday 20th
    15°C 5°C
    Sunny day
  • Tue Tuesday 21st
    16°C 4°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday 22nd
    15°C 5°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday 23rd
    14°C 8°C
    Cloudy
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Issued at: 0900 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Cloudier with showers today. Largely fine and dry on Monday.

Today:

After a dry and bright start to the day, cloud will spread in from the east, which may produce a few showers. Feeling cooler than recent days. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Cloudy with further showers during the first half of the night. Becoming largely dry with clear spells developing later in the night. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Monday:

It will be a drier and brighter day, with sunny intervals for many. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine, mainly in the west. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

High pressure will dominate the weather this week with plenty of dry weather around, with bright or sunny spells. Feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine. Some chilly nights are expected.

Updated at: 0429 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudier today. A few showers but some sunny intervals too.

Today:

A cloudier day with some showery rain for central and eastern parts of the UK. Dry with sunny spells to the south and west, where it will feel quite pleasant. Cooler in the east.

Tonight:

A cloudy night with some showers across central parts at first, before drifting westwards into Wales and Northern Ireland by the end of the night. Dry with clear spells elsewhere.

Monday:

Outbreaks of rain across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland will clear northwest during the morning. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere. Less windy and feeling quite pleasant in the sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

High pressure will dominate the weather this week with plenty of dry weather around, with sunny spells, mainly in the west. Often cloudy and cool in the east.

Updated at: 0429 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 23 Apr 2015 to Saturday 2 May 2015:

The start of this period will begin generally dry with good sunny spells across the British Isles. However, it is likely that the weather will gradually turn more unsettled during Friday and into the last few days of April, most probably from the south or west. Light winds are forecast in most areas at first, although breezier conditions are expected at times in the south, and a transition to generally windier weather is on the cards through the period. Temperatures are likely to be above average at first, before cooling down to near normal. This more unsettled and cooler weather pattern is then expected to continue into the early part of May, with a chance of some wet and windy conditions affecting the British Isles.

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 May 2015 to Sunday 17 May 2015:

There is some uncertainty regarding the weather forecast during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions to be fairly typical for the time of year. As a result some wet weather is likely at times along with some drier and brighter periods, perhaps the best of these developing towards the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably range from close to average during unsettled weather to above average when conditions are fine, and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunnier spells as a result. As is common for the time of year, the more settled spells may be accompanied by chilly evenings with some isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1423 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Overcast 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Overcast 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Overcast 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Light shower day 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Overcast 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Overcast 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Overcast 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Overcast 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Sunny intervals 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Sunny day 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Cloudy 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) – Sunny intervals 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