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  • Sat Saturday
    13°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    9°C 3°C
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  • Mon Monday
    7°C 2°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    7°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    8°C 5°C
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Saturday (22 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 16:02 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
Sunday (23 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:01 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 16:00 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
Tuesday (25 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 15:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 1300 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Cloudy and misty with patchy rain, but turning brighter later.

Today:

Rather cloudy at first with some rain, morning mist and hill fog. It will brighten up this afternoon, with some sunny spells developing although there will still be some showers at times. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Quite cloudy with further patchy rain or showers. Becoming drier in the north and west later when it will become quite chilly too. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Sunday:

Cloud and rain over the southeast will clear away, whilst brighter and colder conditions over the northwest sink south, reaching the whole region by late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Many places generally staying dry with sunny spells. Fog and frost patches develop overnight, these perhaps widespread Monday morning. Possibly cloudier with rain arriving from the south Wednesday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly cloudy with rain but turning brighter north and west.

Today:

A mostly cloudy start with hill fog and occasional rain, this particularly heavy across Scotland. The rain gradually eases, becoming confined to the southeast where it stays mild and murky. Drier, brighter, colder conditions push into the north and west.

Tonight:

Rain, low cloud and hill fog pushes northwestwards across much of England and Wales. Mostly dry and clear elsewhere with patchy frost and fog. Showers feed into the far northwest.

Sunday:

Cloud, rain and hill fog will become slow moving over southeast England, whilst brighter and colder conditions over the northwest sink south possibly reaching central parts. Showers continue far northwest.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Many places generally staying dry with sunny spells by day and frost and fog patches developing overnight. Cloudier across the south with patchy rain, this possibly spreading further north Wednesday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 27 Nov 2014 to Saturday 6 Dec 2014:

Rain across many eastern parts on Thursday will clear most parts by the end of the day. A spell of drier and brighter weather, once any early fog has cleared, across western parts will gradually spread east, with further rain reaching western parts later. The rain and strong winds in the west are expected to make erratic progress eastwards during Friday with many eastern areas having a mostly dry start. The unsettled conditions are likely to persist through the weekend and beyond, with the heaviest rain and strongest winds most likely to affect western areas whilst eastern parts are likely to see the best of the drier interludes. Temperatures will mostly be around normal, but with some chilly starts and occasional overnight frost possible during the drier and clearer interludes.

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Dec 2014 to Sunday 21 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather pattern during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around or a little above average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Sunny intervals 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Sunny day 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Overcast 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Sunny intervals 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Light shower day 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Overcast 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Cloudy 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Sunny intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Light shower day 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Cloudy 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Light rain 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny day 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