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Issued at: 0800 on Mon 2 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Heavy rain and blustery winds this morning, turning brighter later.

Today:

Cloudy skies to start the day, and rather windy with prolonged rainfall during the morning which will be heavy at times. Brighter skies will follow in the afternoon, though perhaps with the odd shower at times. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Tonight:

Skies will be mostly clear overnight, which could lead to a frost forming in sheltered rural spots. There is a risk of the odd shower at times too though. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Tuesday:

Sunny spells and patchy cloud throughout the day, though it will be rather windy. There may be the odd shower at times, but these will be few and far between. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cloudy and breezy on Wednesday, but staying mostly dry. There will be increasing amounts of sunshine towards the end of the week and it will be turning warmer.

Updated at: 0304 on Mon 2 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy, with heavy rain and blustery winds for a time.

Today:

Cloudy skies this morning, with wet and windy weather over Scotland and Northern Ireland which will move eastwards though the day. Brighter skies will follow on after, with the odd shower, perhaps with some hail and thunder.

Tonight:

Clear skies across most of the UK, leading to a frost in rural areas. However in northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland there will be heavy showers at times overnight.

Tuesday:

Sunny spells and patchy cloud throughout the day, though rather windy. There may be the odd shower at times, particularly in the north-west where there could be hail or thunder.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wet and windy in the north-west on Wednesday. Then turning dry and increasingly warm for many with sunny periods.

Updated at: 0256 on Mon 2 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 6 May 2016 to Sunday 15 May 2016:

Friday will be mainly dry, bright and relatively warm away from the far northwest where cooler, breezy and showery weather is expected. Later on Friday and into the weekend a change towards more unsettled conditions will occur as thundery showers move up from the south, affecting southwestern parts initially, before extending to remaining parts of the country through the weekend. Eastern and northeastern parts will keep the fine weather for the longest, however mist may develop around some coasts. Unsettled conditions will then continue through the new week, with most places seeing showers or longer spells of rain at times. Drier, brighter weather will separate the rain, and it should feel fairly warm on these days with temperatures slightly above normal. There's a continued risk of mist around eastern coasts.

Updated at: 1338 on Sun 1 May 2016

UK Outlook for Monday 16 May 2016 to Monday 30 May 2016:

Through the second half of May, the most likely scenario is for unsettled weather to persist across all areas at first. Showers or longer spells of rain will be interspersed with some drier and brighter spells. Despite the unsettled nature of the weather, temperatures are likely to be near or above average with some warm days likely in any sunshine. Later in the month a subtle change in the weather pattern may lead to cooler and more unsettled conditions across northern and western parts while southern and eastern areas could see longer dry periods develop and warmer temperatures at times.

Updated at: 1339 on Sun 1 May 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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