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Issued at: 0600 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Fine and dry, with warm sunny spells on Wednesday.

Today:

It will be fine and dry with sunny intervals throughout the day. In the sunshine it will feel pleasantly warm, although somewhat fresher compared to Tuesday. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.

Tonight:

After a fine end to the day, it will become rather cloudy with the risk of outbreaks of showery rain. It will be a warm and muggy night. Minimum Temperature 14 °C.

Thursday:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain spreading northwards during the day. However, there will be some drier and brighter spells developing from the northwest later. Becoming fresher. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mainly dry and sunny on Friday. Rather cloudy with some heavy and possibly thundery downpours on Saturday, becoming warm and humid again. Brighter with scattered showers on Sunday.

Updated at: 0230 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry with sunny spells. Hot in the southeast.

Today:

Predominately dry with a fair amount of sunshine. Feeling pleasantly warm for most, with another hot day in prospect for East Anglia and southeast England. Turning cloudier with some showery rain in the south later.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy across England and Wales with outbreaks of showery rain, perhaps heavy and thundery. Very warm and muggy in the southeast. Mostly dry with clear spells in the northwest.

Thursday:

Cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain across England and Wales, perhaps heavy and thundery. Very warm in the far southeast. Brighter and fresher with scattered showers in the northwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mainly fine on Friday, with scattered showers in the northwest. Heavy, thundery downpours moving north on Saturday, becoming warmer. Persistent rain across the north Sunday, fresher with heavy showers elsewhere.

Updated at: 0230 on Wed 24 Aug 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Aug 2016 to Tuesday 6 Sep 2016:

Sunday looks set to be very warm with some sunshine across England and Wales, but with the risk of heavy and potentially thundery showers breaking out during the day. In contrast, Scotland and Northern Ireland are more likely to be cloudier and cooler with spells of rain. Bank Holiday Monday is expected to be often dry and bright with some sunshine, though still with a scattering of showers around - particularly across northern and eastern areas. For the rest of the period, it looks as if it will be rather changeable, with spells of wet and breezy weather at times. The unsettled conditions probably most dominant in the north, with comparatively more in the way of warm and fine weather for the south.

Updated at: 1244 on Tue 23 Aug 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 7 Sep 2016 to Wednesday 21 Sep 2016:

A flow of air from the Atlantic between high pressure to south and low pressure to the north looks the most likely weather pattern at this stage, giving rather changeable conditions. The weather probably most unsettled towards the northwest of the country, and most settled towards the southeast. With this regime, temperatures are expected to be near normal for September, though probably warmer than average at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1244 on Tue 23 Aug 2016

Weather map

Wed 0800

Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Sunny intervals 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Cloudy 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Sunny day 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Sunny intervals 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Sunny intervals 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 – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny intervals 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Sunny intervals 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Sunny day 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Overcast 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Sunny day 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Cloudy 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: 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