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    14°C 9°C
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    9°C 3°C
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    8°C 2°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    6°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    7°C 5°C
    Light rain
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Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:01 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 2000 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

A largely fine day on Sunday with plenty of sunshine.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy with scattered showers continuing through the evening, before largely dying out overnight. It will turn rather chilly towards dawn with the risk of a patchy frost by dawn, mainly across north Lancashire and Cumbria. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Sunday:

Cloud and rain over the southeast will clear away, whilst brighter and colder conditions over the northwest sink south, reaching the whole region by late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Largely dry on Monday and much of Tuesday with sunny spells. Frost and fog patches overnight. Probably turning cloudier late Tuesday with rain arriving from the south into Wednesday.

Issued at: 1600 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Persistent rain in the southeast overnight. Showers in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Misty and murky across central, southern and eastern England with rain becoming heavier and more persistent. Clear and cold in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland with patchy freezing fog and localised ice patches where showers occur in the west.

Sunday:

Persistent rain and murky conditions across southeast England, becoming lighter later. Brighter and colder conditions over the northwest will gradually spread south into central parts. Showers continue across northwestern parts.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Many places largely dry with sunny spells by day and frost and fog patches overnight. Cloudier across the south by Tuesday with outbreaks of rain, gradually spreading further north Wednesday.

Issued at: 1600 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 27 Nov 2014 to Saturday 6 Dec 2014:

Rain across many eastern parts on Thursday will clear most parts by the end of the day. A spell of drier and brighter weather, once any early fog has cleared, across western parts will gradually spread east, with further rain reaching western parts later. The rain and strong winds in the west are expected to make erratic progress eastwards during Friday with many eastern areas having a mostly dry start. The unsettled conditions are likely to persist through the weekend and beyond, with the heaviest rain and strongest winds most likely to affect western areas whilst eastern parts are likely to see the best of the drier interludes. Temperatures will mostly be around normal, but with some chilly starts and occasional overnight frost possible during the drier and clearer interludes.

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Dec 2014 to Sunday 21 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather pattern during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of 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 or a little above average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 1600 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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