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  • Mon Monday
    13°C 11°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    12°C 6°C
    Heavy rain
  • Wed Wednesday
    7°C 4°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    6°C 0°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    4°C 4°C
    Cloudy
Monday (22 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:23 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
Tuesday (23 December 2014)
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Sunrise: 08:23 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 0800 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Wet, windy and mild.

Today:

Another mild and cloudy day for all areas. It will again be wet and windy, especially over the high ground of the Pennines and Cumbrian Fells, although southern parts of the region may see some drier spells. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Remaining cloudy and windy with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy over northern and western hills. Another mild night for the time of year, under the cloud and rain. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Tuesday:

Outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, will erratically move southwards. Winds will gradually ease with colder, clearer conditions and isolated showers likely to encroach into northern areas later. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mild, cloudy and wet conditions continue to clear southwards early Christmas Eve while colder, clearer conditions with a few showers arrive for Christmas Day. Further rain arriving late Boxing Day.

Updated at: 0407 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain slowly sinking southwards. Colder, clearer in north.

Today:

Rain across northern England and Northern Ireland, heavy over western hills, moves slowly south. Further south remaining mild and cloudy with patchy rain. To the north, colder, clearer with showers, wintry over hills. Remaining windy, especially across northern England/Wales.

Tonight:

Rain stalling over northern England and Wales. Colder, clearer with showers, wintry over hills, to the north. To the south, remaining mild, cloudy and windy with patchy rain.

Tuesday:

Rain continues to erratically move south, locally heavy across western hills. Mild, cloudy and windy in the south with increasing rain in the west. Colder with showers in the north.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain erratically clearing southwards during Christmas Eve. Colder, clearer conditions with showers, wintry over northern hills, reaching all areas by Christmas Day. Further rain late Boxing Day in the west.

Updated at: 0241 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Dec 2014 to Sunday 4 Jan 2015:

A cold and largely fine start to Boxing Day with a widespread frost likely. Remaining dry for most of the day, but unsettled conditions pushing eastwards later, with rain, perhaps transient hill snow, and strong winds developing, with a risk of gales, most likely in north and west. During the weekend, unsettled, slightly milder and windy conditions are most likely across the UK, with periods of rain or showers. Into the following week, more settled conditions may push into western parts, and outbreaks of rain and showers will then primarily affect northern and eastern areas, with snow possible to lower levels in the north. Thereafter, the most likely solution is for periods of frontal rain and milder temperatures, but also some good spells of dry weather, especially in the south.

UK Outlook for Monday 5 Jan 2015 to Monday 19 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and southern and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow possible, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 0241 on Mon 22 Dec 2014

Weather map

Mon 0900

Weather forecast map for Manchester

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