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Issued at: 1500 on Fri 28 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Becoming dry overnight, sunshine and showers Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Most of the showers will die out overnight, but there is a chance some may persist in the west, where it will be cloudiest. Drier in the east, with some longer clear spells possible. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Saturday:

Sunshine and showers, most of these to the north. Some dry and brighter periods further south, but with an isolated shower still possible. Feeling warm in any clear spells. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly dry start on Sunday with light winds. Rain affecting eastern parts during the afternoon but turning drier in the evening. Showers, occasionally heavy on Monday. Further showers Tuesday. Cool.

Updated at: 1520 on Fri 28 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers in the north, drier in the south.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any lingering showers dying out across much of the UK, but persisting over northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland. Generally cloudy, but fog could form in any cloud breaks, mainly in the southwest.

Saturday:

Sunshine and showers through Saturday, mainly to the north. Heavy rain and isolated thundery showers developing across the southeast through the afternoon and evening.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Showers continuing across the north, with heavy rain slowly clearing east from southern parts through Monday morning. Further showers possible across the country later Monday and on Tuesday.

Updated at: 1526 on Fri 28 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 2 Sep 2015 to Friday 11 Sep 2015:

A settled start to the period, with dry and bright weather across much of the UK, but with some showers persisting in the far southeast at first. Fine weather is expected to continue through the weekend, but wet and windy conditions should then push into Scotland and northern England. Southeastern areas, in contrast, should see drier weather continue well into the following week. Temperatures will be around or just below normal during the day, although it will feel pleasantly warm with some sunny spells and a light breeze. The temperatures recover to just around normal in the southeast towards mid-September, but staying cool in the north. Overnight temperatures throughout the period are likely to slip below average, with the risk of a localised rural frost and fog patches.

UK Outlook for Saturday 12 Sep 2015 to Saturday 26 Sep 2015:

The northwest is expected to stay unsettled through the remainder of the month, with rain and strong winds likely. Southeastern areas in contrast should see less in the way of rain, and maybe the best of any dry and sunny spells, but with a chance of overnight mist and fog patches. Temperatures should generally be around normal, but with warmer spells under any prolonged sunny periods in the southeast. North and western parts are most likely to see cooler nights throughout with a chance of overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1526 on Fri 28 Aug 2015

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 intervals 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Heavy shower day 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Sunny intervals 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Cloudy 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) – Sunny intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Heavy shower day 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Sunny intervals 54.8924 -2.9315
Douglas (Isle of Man) Douglas (Isle of Man) – Sunny intervals 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