Use my current location crosshair

Manchester

Recent locations
Manchester last 24 hours
  • Fri Friday
    11°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    11°C 8°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sun Sunday
    10°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    8°C 4°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    8°C 3°C
    Sunny day
Friday (28 November 2014)
0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
8 8 8 9 9 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
7 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 8 8 9 9 8 8
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ENE 3 11 NE 4 12 NE 5 13 ENE 7 16 ENE 7 16 ENE 7 16 E 8 16 E 9 17 E 9 17 E 9 17 ENE 9 17 ENE 9 18 E 9 19 E 9 18 E 8 17 E 7 15 E 7 14 ENE 6 13 ENE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M
Humidity arrow down
96% 93% 91% 90% 91% 90% 87% 85% 83% 83% 84% 85% 87% 87% 87% 87% 87% 87% 88%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
Saturday (29 November 2014)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C)
9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 8
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ENE 6 12 ENE 6 12 ENE 6 12 ENE 6 11 E 5 10 E 4 9 E 5 11 E 6 11 E 5 9 ESE 5 10 SE 6 12 ESE 7 13 SE 7 15 SE 7 14 SE 6 12 SE 5 10 SE 5 9 SSE 5 9 SSE 5 10 SSE 5 10 SSE 5 10 S 6 11 S 5 9 S 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G M M M M
Humidity arrow down
89% 89% 89% 89% 90% 90% 90% 89% 87% 86% 87% 87% 85% 87% 87% 88% 89% 91% 93% 94% 94% 95% 95% 96%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 15:55 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Sunday (30 November 2014)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Overcast Light rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
8 8 9 8 10 9 8 6
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
8 8 8 8 8 8 7 5
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 40% 40% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 4 8 SW 4 8 WNW 6 10 NW 4 6 NNW 6 12 N 5 10 NNE 3 4 SE 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
97% 97% 95% 97% 91% 89% 94% 95%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
Monday (01 December 2014)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain
Temperature (°C)
5 6 6 6 7 7 7 7
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SE 3 4 SSW 3 6 S 3 6 SSW 3 7 SSW 5 10 SSW 5 10 SW 5 11 W 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M M G G G G M
Humidity arrow down
96% 96% 95% 93% 88% 89% 93% 90%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (02 December 2014)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Heavy rain Light shower night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
6 6 4 5 7 7 5 4
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3 2 1 1 4 4 2 2
Precipitation probability arrow down
70% 30% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 11 22 NW 11 20 NW 9 17 NW 9 16 NW 9 19 NW 10 18 NW 8 14 WNW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
87% 82% 84% 84% 74% 76% 85% 90%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
leftEarlier Laterright
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Remaining largely cloudy with patchy drizzle. Becoming breezy.

Today:

It will be a cloudy day across many eastern parts, with extensive hill fog and patchy, drizzly rain across the Pennines. However, some sunny spells are likely to develop in the west. Breezy. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

It will remain cloudy but dry for most overnight, although patchy light rain is likely to continue over the Pennines. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Saturday:

A largely cloudy but mostly dry start. Through the day, some sunny spells are likely to develop, especially in the west, and it will feel mild with light winds. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Colder day Sunday with some fog patches at first. Rain for a time Monday, clearing to brighter but breezy conditions, these persisting through Tuesday.

Updated at: 0317 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Remaining cloudy and murky for many with patchy rain.

Today:

A largely cloudy day with further patchy drizzly rain likely, especially northeastern parts. The best of any sunny spells will be in the west. then southeast later. Breezy generally, with gusty winds in the southwest. Generally mild.

Tonight:

Remaining cloudy for many central and northern parts, with outbreaks of rain continuing in the northeast. Some clearer spells across the south, although there may also be a few showers.

Saturday:

It will become increasingly sunny and mild across many southern parts, with the mildest conditions in the southwest. Remaining generally cloudy in the north with further patchy rain.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A colder day for many on Sunday with fog patches in the south lingering for some. Rain moving southeast on Monday, clearing Tuesday morning, leaving cooler, brighter conditions. Becoming windier.

Updated at: 0317 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 2 Dec 2014 to Thursday 11 Dec 2014:

Cloud and patchy rain in southeast will clear during Tuesday with brighter, colder conditions following from the northwest. Showers will affect northwestern parts where it will be windy with snow over the hills. Frost and fog patches overnight. Thereafter, pressure will build from the west bringing a period of largely settled weather with variable cloud and sunny spells with the risk of frost and fog patches forming by night. However, northwestern parts will be windier with occasional rain, which may extend further southeast as a weakening feature around Thursday. Temperatures often below average and rather cold at times, especially where fog lingers, but somewhat milder in the far northwest. Into the week after next, northwestern parts are likely to see the most unsettled conditions with southeastern areas remaining more settled.

UK Outlook for Friday 12 Dec 2014 to Friday 26 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is a trend towards more unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places. There is also a chance of some snow on higher ground in the north.

Updated at: 0317 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Weather map

Fri 0600

Weather forecast map for Manchester

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

Location Details

Manchester

Location: 53.479, -2.2465

Altitude: 36m above mean sea level

Video forecast

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