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Issued at: 0000 on Wed 02 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Clear spells and scattered showers, with a cool northerly breeze.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered showers will continue overnight, these most likely near the coast. Elsewhere it will be a mainly dry night with some long clear spells, with some shallow mist forming in rural areas by dawn. Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Wednesday:

Another day of sunny spells and scattered, possibly heavy, showers. However, some places will escape the showers and remain dry, but remaining cool in the northerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Largely dry with variable, often large amounts of cloud. Perhaps a few light showers at first. Some chilly nights with northerly winds, though feeling pleasant in any sunshine.

Updated at: 1353 on Tue 01 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clear spells and scattered showers, these mainly in the north.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry night with clear spells for many, although some showers will continue, these chiefly in northern areas. It will be a chilly night for many, with a cool northerly breeze.

Wednesday:

Isolated showers and sunny spells through the morning, with the showers becoming a little more widespread through the afternoon. The best of the sunshine will be in the southwest.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Largely dry with sunny intervals, but northerly winds will bring scattered showers throughout, these lighter than previous days. Chilly nights, especially in the north, with a touch of frost possible.

Updated at: 1349 on Tue 01 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 6 Sep 2015 to Tuesday 15 Sep 2015:

Sunday is likely to be a rather cloudy day with some patchy rain for a time towards the north as well as coasts and hills exposed to the northerly wind. Brighter conditions with some sunshine are likely in the south. Sunnier conditions develop through Monday, with just a few showers around windward coasts. Through the rest of the period settled conditions should become established across all parts, with some cool misty starts followed by dry and fine days. Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side at first, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north. Temperatures may trend upwards towards the latter half of the period.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 to Wednesday 30 Sep 2015:

The second half of September is likely to start with generally fine and settled conditions, with plenty of dry weather with some pleasant sunshine, and with only brief spells of cloudier, wetter weather. Towards the end of the month a northwest to southeast split develops in the weather, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with cooler conditions developing again towards the north and west later.

Updated at: 1349 on Tue 01 Sep 2015

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