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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

Widespread frost tonight. Cold and bright with scattered showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mainly dry and clear this evening, with a widespread frost developing, and some fog patches too in places. Turning cloudier with scattered showers overnight, especially in the south. The showers sleety on higher ground. Minimum Temperature -3°C.

Friday:

Cold and bright with a mix of sunny intervals and scattered showers. The showers mainly in the south, and falling as sleet or snow on higher ground. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cold, bright and breezy with scattered wintry showers on Saturday. Feeling much colder on Sunday and Monday, with brisk northerly winds and occasional snow showers.

Updated at: 1447 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Frost and scattered showers. Some snow across eastern Scotland tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold with scattered showers. The showers mainly towards the south and near the coast, but falling briefly as sleet or snow on high ground. Becoming widely frosty with fog patches, especially across northern, eastern and central Britain.

Friday:

Cold with broken cloud and scattered showers. The showers falling as sleet or snow on higher ground. More persistent sleet or snow potentially edging southwards across eastern Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Wet and breezy with hill snow in the south Saturday, but brighter with wintry showers in north. Colder with brisk northerly winds and occasional sleet or snow showers Sunday onwards.

Updated at: 1440 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Feb 2016 to Thursday 25 Feb 2016:

Cold and predominantly fine on Tuesday, with a hard frost and potentially some freezing fog patches morning and night. On Tuesday night, it is expected to turn milder and breezy with rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rain perhaps preceded by some snow for a time. During Wednesday and Thursday, the rain and hill snow is expected to spread across Wales and England, but is likely to stall across central parts whilst dying out. Brighter weather with scattered wintry showers follows into northern and western areas. Thereafter, the weather looks set to be rather cold and changeable, with some wet and windy weather, but also some frosty conditions around too during quieter interludes. Probably cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and towards the north.

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Feb 2016 to Friday 11 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather conditions looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest towards the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. By mid March, there are signs of more settled weather across other parts of the country too. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 1440 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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

Location Details

Manchester

Location: 53.479, -2.2465

Altitude: 36.0m 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