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  • Thu Thursday
    9°C 7°C
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  • Fri Friday
    11°C 8°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    10°C 6°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    7°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    7°C 3°C
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Thursday (27 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 0300 on Thu 27 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Another largely cloudy and murky day.

Today:

Another largely cloudy and rather murky day for most, with outbreaks of light rain or drizzle, especially over the hills, and widespread hill fog. However, the odd brighter spell may develop across western areas at times. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

A good deal of dry weather overnight, though still drizzly over hills. Cloudy and misty for many, but some clearer spells in the west. Becoming increasingly breezy. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Friday:

A breezy day. Still mainly cloudy, with a little patchy rain, mainly over the Pennines. Some bright spells in the west at times. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Quiet through the weekend with a good deal of cloud, but largely dry conditions, and occasional brighter spells. Rain spreading from the northwest later on Monday.

Updated at: 0349 on Thu 27 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Another largely cloudy and murky day.

Today:

Many places dull, misty and damp with widespread hill fog. Mainly dry and somewhat brighter for some western and particularly northwestern parts after the slow clearance of any fog. Becoming breezy in the southwest later.

Tonight:

Dry for many overnight, though still some patchy drizzle, with some rain in the northeast. Cloudy and misty for many, but some clearer spells in the west. Becoming increasingly breezy.

Friday:

A breezy day. Still mainly cloudy, though a good deal of dry weather, but further rain and drizzle in the northeast. Some brighter spells in the west at times.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Quiet through the weekend with a good deal of cloud, but largely dry conditions, and occasional brighter spells. Rain spreading from the northwest on Monday and turning colder.

Updated at: 0301 on Thu 27 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Dec 2014 to Wednesday 10 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain in the northwest will gradually move southeastwards through Monday and Tuesday, weakening as it does so. Largely cloudy ahead of this rain, with clear and colder conditions following from the northwest. Thereafter, pressure will build from the west bringing a period of largely settled weather with variable cloud and some sunny spells. Risk of frost and fog patches forming by night where skies remain clear. However, northwestern parts will be windy at times with occasional rain or showers, these perhaps wintry over the hills. Temperatures often below average and rather cold at times, especially where fog lingers. The week after next is likely to turn more unsettled and milder in the northwest. These conditions may well spread to more southern and eastern parts of the country later.

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Dec 2014 to Thursday 25 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is a trend towards more 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. There is also a chance of some snow on higher ground in the north.

Updated at: 0301 on Thu 27 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

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