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Issued at: 0400 on Sat 28 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Mostly fine with some warm sunshine this weekend.

Today:

Most areas will have a dry day with patchy low cloud and mist lifting to allow some warm sunshine to develop. However, one or two afternoon showers are possible, which could turn heavy and thundery. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Tonight:

Any showers will soon die out to leave a dry night across the region. There will be clear spells, although some low cloud and mist may re-form by the morning. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Sunday:

Apart from a small chance of an afternoon shower, most areas will have another fine day with light winds and some pleasantly warm spells of sunshine. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

It should remain dry with some warm sunshine on Bank Holiday Monday. However, Tuesday and Wednesday look more unsettled and breezy, with showers or longer spells of rain.

Updated at: 0309 on Sat 28 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some warm sunshine. Thundery showers in the south and west.

Today:

Low cloud will become confined towards some coastal areas, to leave many parts dry with some warm sunshine. However, scattered heavy and locally thundery showers are likely to develop across some southern and western areas, especially during the afternoon.

Tonight:

Heavy showers will ease to leave most areas dry overnight. There will be clear spells, although areas of low cloud and mist are likely, especially across central and eastern parts.

Sunday:

Mostly dry weather is expected with some warm sunshine. However, a few showers are likely, more especially towards the west and northwest, with cloud thickening in the southeast later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday looks mostly fine in the west. However, wind and rain in the east should move west into central areas. Thereafter, showers or longer spells of rain are generally likely.

Updated at: 0309 on Sat 28 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Jun 2016 to Friday 10 Jun 2016:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain, some heavy and thundery are likely to still be affecting England and Wales during Wednesday and Thursday, but will gradually move south to be replaced by sunshine and heavy showers. Scotland and Northern Ireland however should be mostly dry with variable amounts of cloud. In the sunnier spells it will feel warm, especially in the west, but North Sea coasts are likely to be rather cool, especially in the brisk northeasterly wind. Thereafter most parts should see a good deal of dry weather, but also some showers, these most likely across the south. Northern and western parts will most likely see the driest, sunniest and warmest conditions, while elsewhere may see the fine weather broken up by some cloudier, cooler days with rain at times.

Updated at: 1202 on Fri 27 May 2016

UK Outlook for Saturday 11 Jun 2016 to Saturday 25 Jun 2016:

Currently it looks likely that generally settled conditions seem more likely at first, but still with a risk of some rain or showers at times, with the best of the drier weather towards the north and northeast of the UK. Towards mid June, there is a chance that more unsettled conditions could become established, bringing some cooler and wetter weather to northern and western parts, while drier, warmer conditions become favoured towards the south and east.

Updated at: 1203 on Fri 27 May 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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