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Issued at: 0100 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Some rain this morning, but brighter later. Feeling warmer too.

Today:

Partly cloudy start but brighter further north. Early showery outbreaks of rain, mainly in the south, will gradually ease and clear by the afternoon leaving a dry and bright end for many. Warmer than of late and a little breezy. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Tonight:

Turning progressively cloudier through the night with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle for northern and western areas, turning more persistent by dawn. Light winds and milder than recent nights. Minimum Temperature 13°C.

Sunday:

Early rain tending to clear northwards allowing some drier and brighter weather to develop for a time. Turning cloudier and winder into the evening before rain arrives overnight. Feeling warm. Maximum Temperature 21°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Outbreaks of rain move eastwards on Monday. Sunny spells and blustery showers on Tuesday, but turning drier on Wednesday. Windy at times, especially Tuesday. Feeling generally rather cool.

Updated at: 0311 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and showers for many. Breezy in the north.

Today:

Breezy with heavy showers across Scotland today. A band of showery rain over northern England and Wales will edge slowly south through the day. The southeast of England will be largely dry and warm with light winds.

Tonight:

Showers will die out leaving some clear spells. Cloudier, breezier weather, with some rain or drizzle will develop in western parts, mainly Northern Ireland. Milder night than of late.

Sunday:

Windier with rain reaching northern England and Scotland, locally heavy in the west. Fine elsewhere, with the southeast hotter than of late, before cloud and rain reaches the southwest later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Showery rain moves eastwards through Monday, but warm in the southeast. Cooler with sunny spells and blustery showers for many thereafter. Windy on Monday and Tuesday especially in the west.

Updated at: 0234 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Aug 2015 to Friday 14 Aug 2015:

On Wednesday, scattered, blustery showers will affect many areas, these heaviest and most frequent in northern and western parts, whilst southern and eastern areas will see the best of any drier and brighter interludes. Showery conditions are likely to persist in the north on Thursday, but better conditions are likely further south with only isolated showers and some pleasant sunny spells. Thereafter, changeable conditions are expected to continue. The north is most likely to see more frequent spells of wind and rain. Southern areas should see the best of any drier and settled weather, but some rain here at times too. Temperatures are likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and around normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible.

UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Aug 2015 to Saturday 29 Aug 2015:

The changeable conditions are likely to continue into the second half of August. Northern areas remain most likely to see the more frequent spells of wind and rain, with the best of the drier and more settled conditions in the south, although some outbreaks of rain are likely here at times too. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any settled spells of weather it could turn rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1253 on Fri 31 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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