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Issued at: 0800 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Fine and dry with some sunshine. Turning chilly overnight.

Today:

A bright start for much of the region, with any low cloud across the far south soon lifting and breaking. Staying fine through the rest of the day with plenty of sunny spells and generally light winds. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Tonight:

A dry and chilly night with clear skies. A few shallow mist or fog patches may form as winds fall light. A touch of frost is also possible towards dawn. Minimum Temperature 4°C.

Sunday:

After a chilly start, it will be a mainly fine day with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine. Most places should remain dry, though the odd shower is possible. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine. Feeling quite warm in the sunshine but some chilly nights likely with the risk of patchy fog. Turning breezier later Wednesday.

Updated at: 0315 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine and dry with sunny spells. Turning chilly overnight.

Today:

Most places will have a fine day with some sunny spells. Patchy rain and drizzle across southern parts of the UK will clear during the morning. It'll be dry for most, though isolated showers possible across the far east.

Tonight:

Cloud will thicken across Scotland with some patchy rain likely here. Elsewhere will be dry and chilly with clear spells, allowing a touch of frost to form in the countryside.

Sunday:

After a chilly start, most places will have a fine day with sunny spells. However, it will be cloudier across parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland with some patchy rain.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine. Feeling quite warm in the sunshine but some chilly nights likely with the risk of patchy fog. Turning breezier later Wednesday.

Updated at: 0314 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 9 Sep 2015 to Friday 18 Sep 2015:

Initially settled with light winds and variable amounts of cloud allowing some sunshine by day and clear spells by night. Mist and fog patches are likely to form in rural areas during the nights but these will clear fairly readily in the mornings. The afternoon temperature should be close to normal and it should feel pleasant in any sunshine. During the nights and mornings however it will be chilly with ground frosts expected in rural areas. Then as we head towards the weekend the latest indications are that more unsettled and windier conditions may well move in from the west. Changeable conditions are then expected during the following week, but with eastern areas possibly remaining dry for much of the time.

UK Outlook for Saturday 19 Sep 2015 to Saturday 3 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see the east holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and stronger winds. Temperatures are likely to be generally close to average for much of the time, although both cooler and warmer intervals are possible. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 0314 on Sat 05 Sep 2015

Weather map

Sat 0900

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 day 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Sunny day 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Sunny intervals 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny intervals 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Sunny day 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Sunny day 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Overcast 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Sunny intervals 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Cloudy 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Sunny intervals 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) – Sunny day 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