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Saturday (30 May 2015)
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Issued at: 0200 on Sat 30 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Drier and brighter on Saturday, although rain spreading north-eastwards later.

Today:

Generally fine and dry, with bright or sunny spells during Saturday. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. Meanwhile, cloud and rain will be spreading in from the south-west during the evening. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Rain and strengthening winds will be spreading eastwards across all parts overnight. The rain will be heavy at times, particularly over the hills. A milder night than of late. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Sunday:

Early rain will clear away eastwards, to leave most places largely dry, with bright or sunny spells developing. However, there will be some blustery showers later. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Showers at first on Monday followed by further heavy rain and strong winds. Sunshine and heavy thundery showers on Tuesday. Drier for many on Wednesday with temperatures rising.

Updated at: 0248 on Sat 30 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and bright on Saturday, though rain spreading north-eastwards later.

Today:

Generally fine and dry for many, and feeling pleasantly warm after a chilly start. There will be a few showers affecting parts of Scotland and eastern parts of England. Meanwhile, cloud and rain will spread into the south-west later.

Tonight:

Rain and strengthening winds will be spreading eastwards across the UK during Saturday night, although the far north and east of Scotland should remain dry.

Sunday:

Rain will clear to blustery showers on Sunday. The showers most frequent in the north and west. Windy, with gales for some exposed southern coasts and the far north later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Showers at first on Monday followed by further heavy rain and strong winds. Sunshine and heavy thundery showers on Tuesday. Drier for many on Wednesday with temperatures rising.

Updated at: 0248 on Sat 30 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 3 Jun 2015 to Friday 12 Jun 2015:

Many places should be dry on Wednesday with some sunshine, the best of this in southern and eastern areas. More unsettled conditions, with outbreaks of rain and brisk winds, probably spreading into northern areas later on Wednesday and during Thursday, with the south probably remaining dry, and warmer than we've seen recently. Thereafter it looks as though high pressure will become established over northern parts of the UK, bringing generally dry, fine conditions for most. There is a risk later in the period that the south will see some heavy and thundery showers spreading up from the continent. Temperatures generally warm or very warm in most inland areas. Coastal areas in the east, may well be a little cooler at times with winds off the chilly North Sea.

UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Jun 2015 to Saturday 27 Jun 2015:

High pressure looks as though it will be established across the north of the UK during much of this period. This will bring fine and dry conditions to most parts with warmer conditions than of late across the north, and especially the northwest. It is also expected to be very warm in the south, although here there is a risk of some heavy and thundery showers spreading up from continental Europe. Confidence in the forecast evolution declines towards the end of June; however, the general trend looks set to remain similar, with drier conditions in the north, some showers possible in the south, and generally warm temperatures.

Updated at: 1251 on Fri 29 May 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Partly cloudy night 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Partly cloudy night 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Light shower night 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Heavy shower night 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Clear night 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Clear night 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Clear night 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Clear night 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Clear night 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Partly cloudy night 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Clear night 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Heavy shower night 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Partly cloudy night 54.8924 -2.9315
Douglas (Isle of Man) Douglas (Isle of Man) – Partly cloudy night 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