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Issued at: 1100 on Wed 25 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Cloudier and cooler today, with rain spreading in.

Today:

Today will generally be cloudier and cooler than yesterday. It will cloud over quickly after dawn, and remain overcast through the day. Rain will spread in from the east later this morning, reaching all parts through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

Rain will continue across the region overnight, but will become lighter and patchier by dawn. It will be a milder night than of late with extensive cloud cover. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Thursday:

Another cloudy day, with further light rain in a few places. Northern parts will see the most of the rain while southern counties will dry out quicker. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Turning warmer through the weekend. Perhaps rather cloudy on Friday but becoming sunnier generally with some showers Friday or Saturday. Winds remaining light generally.

Updated at: 0240 on Wed 25 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudier and cooler today, with rain in central parts.

Today:

Today will generally be cloudier and cooler than yesterday. Western areas will hang on to the sunshine the longest, before turning cloudier. Rain, heavy in places, will begin to spread across east and north England.

Tonight:

A milder night than of late, with extensive cloud cover apart from the far south. Rain will continue across some central and northern parts, but will turn lighter and patchier.

Thursday:

Cloud and further rain across the central swathe of Britain will be lighter and patchier than on Wednesday. Best of the sunshine in the far north and south.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain across northern England on Friday gradually easing. Many places then dry with sunny spells but some heavy showers developing in southern areas. Becoming warmer generally.

Updated at: 0239 on Wed 25 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 30 May 2016 to Wednesday 8 Jun 2016:

Much of the United Kingdom, especially the northwest, will see dry, bright and reasonably warm weather for the end of May. Southeastern areas, however, should be cloudier and cooler, and increasingly likely to see outbreaks of rain, which could turn heavy and thundery and perhaps more prolonged for a time, accompanied by strengthening winds. This pattern of weather looks to continue for the start of June, with showers or longer spells of rain most likely in the east and southeast, with the best of the warmer, drier and brighter weather in the west and northwest. However, there is a signal for the weather to become more generally drier and brighter across the UK towards the end of the period, although there remains a threat of showers in the south.

Updated at: 1234 on Wed 25 May 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 9 Jun 2016 to Thursday 23 Jun 2016:

Currently it looks likely that generally settled conditions will continue through the start of this period. This means we can expect a good deal of dry and bright weather for many parts of the country, particularly in the north and northwest. There will probably be some wetter intervals mixed in, these most likely in the south, where they could turn thundery at times. Towards mid-to-late June, there is a chance that more unsettled conditions could become established, although the timing and likelihood of this change remains uncertain. Temperatures, on the whole, will probably be slightly above the June average, especially in the west and south.

Updated at: 1235 on Wed 25 May 2016

Weather map

Wed 1300

Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Light rain 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Cloudy 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Light rain 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Light rain 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Overcast 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Heavy rain 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Heavy rain 53.2304 -0.539
Darlington Darlington – Light rain 54.5235 -1.5579
Hull Hull – Heavy rain 53.7492 -0.3471
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Overcast 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Overcast 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Heavy rain 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Light rain 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Overcast 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Cloudy 54.8924 -2.9315
Douglas (Isle of Man) Douglas (Isle of Man) – Cloudy 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