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Issued at: 0900 on Wed 4 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Feeling pleasant today with some sunny spells.

Today:

Another bright start across the Northwest of England. Cloud will tend to build through the morning, though there will still be some sunny spells. Feeling pleasant in a light south-westerly wind. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Tonight:

Tonight will be generally milder than last night, with cloudy skies at first, although this melting away through the early hours, to leave mostly clear skies by dawn. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Thursday:

More in the way of sunshine tomorrow, although once again cloud will tend to build through the day. Warmer than yesterday and feeling pleasant with light winds across the region. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Gradually becoming warmer over the next few days, with some sunny spells, although the sunshine will turn hazy at times, with the possibility of some thundery showers developing too.

Updated at: 0414 on Wed 4 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry with sunny spells for most. Feeling warmer.

Today:

After a chilly start, most places will have a fine and dry day with plenty of warm sunshine. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain will slowly spread southeastwards across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland as the day progresses.

Tonight:

Patchy rain will continue to spread south into northern England, with clear spells following and with some showers possible in the far northwest. Elsewhere will be dry with clear skies.

Thursday:

Most places will be fine and dry, with plenty of warm sunshine, albeit rather hazy at times. Thicker cloud with outbreaks of rain possible across the far northwest of Scotland.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Fine and warm for most on Friday with the odd shower possible across northern Scotland. Staying warm into the weekend, but an increasing risk of some thundery showers developing.

Updated at: 0238 on Wed 4 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 8 May 2016 to Tuesday 17 May 2016:

Rain across north-western parts on Sunday will clear through the day. Otherwise it is expected to be generally dry and warm or locally very warm with sunny spells into next week though a few isolated thunderstorms are possible each afternoon, mainly across England and Wales. There is also the chance of more persistent rain running into southern parts at times. Some eastern coastal areas may see more in the way of cloud and mist and so will feel cooler. During the weekend of the 14th and 15th and into the following week a change in conditions looks likely with temperatures falling nearer to normal and more in the way of cloud and rain for north-western parts. Conversely southern and southeastern parts may then see the best of the drier weather.

Updated at: 1238 on Tue 3 May 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 18 May 2016 to Wednesday 1 Jun 2016:

At the start of this period we are likely to be seeing showers or longer spells of rain primarily affecting north-western parts but still interspersed with some drier and brighter spells. Southern and particularly southeastern parts are likely to be seeing the best of conditions though even here some rain is likely at times. Temperatures are likely to be near average overall, particularly in the northwest, but with some warm and sunny days likely.

Updated at: 1238 on Tue 3 May 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Sunny day 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Sunny intervals 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Sunny day 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Sunny day 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Sunny day 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Sunny day 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Sunny day 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Sunny intervals 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Sunny day 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Sunny day 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Sunny day 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Sunny intervals 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny intervals 54.8924 -2.9315
Douglas (Isle of Man) Douglas (Isle of Man) – Light shower day 54.1518 -4.484

Location Details

Manchester

Location: 53.479, -2.2465

Altitude: 36.0 m 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 while air frost is most common in February. 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 55 - 60 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 20.2° C and 20.1° 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 100 mm. 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 two Premier League champions in the form of Manchester City and their red rivals Manchester United who 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: 21 October 2015