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Issued at: 1800 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Rather windy with rain tonight, then showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy with some light rain or drizzle this evening. A band of rain will push southeastwards overnight, clearing during the early hours and clearer spells developing. Becoming rather windy too. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Thursday:

A brighter day on Thursday, though still rather breezy, particularly in the north where gales are possible. A few showers developing later, with some heavier bursts possible. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers on Friday and Saturday, the showers heavier, more frequent and perhaps thundery on Saturday. Winds easing, though still breezy. Largely drier on Sunday, with sunny spells.

Updated at: 1514 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy, with showers or outbreaks of rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

A band of rain will push southeastwards across the UK tonight reaching southern England by dawn and clearing elsewhere to cooler and showery conditions. Very windy too, especially in the north with gales or severe gales.

Thursday:

Cloud and rain gradually clearing the southeast during the morning. Showers continuing across northwestern parts and largely drier elsewhere. Still very windy across northern and central parts.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers for most, Friday and Saturday, the showers heavier, more frequent and thundery on Saturday. Winds easing, though still breezy. Largely drier, Sunday, with sunny spells.

Updated at: 1455 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 12 Oct 2016:

A dry and bright start to the week in the east and south, however windy and cloudy across northern and western parts with outbreaks of rain, perhaps turning heavy and persistent. This rain is likely to make slow, erratic progress eastwards during Tuesday. Through the remainder of the period, a continuation of the changeable conditions are likely with stronger winds and showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier, brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds, gales at times, are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells, though even here some rain is possible at times. Temperatures generally above normal and warm at times in the east and southeast.

Updated at: 1240 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 13 Oct 2016 to Thursday 27 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is for a continuation of the more changeable conditions. The north and northwest are likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, intermixed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather with a low possibility of more prolonged settled spells here. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slightly above average for the time of year, though with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1240 on Wed 28 Sep 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Manchester

Manchester Manchester – Partly cloudy night 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Preston – Partly cloudy night 53.763 -2.7017
Sheffield Sheffield – Partly cloudy night 53.3809 -1.4686
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Leeds Leeds – Clear night 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Wrexham – Partly cloudy night 53.0428 -2.9911
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
York York – Partly cloudy night 53.9621 -1.0789
Kendal Kendal – Overcast 54.3279 -2.7449
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Lincoln Lincoln – Partly cloudy 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) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Overcast 53.1393 -4.2727
Whitby Whitby – Clear night 54.4862 -0.6117
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Carlisle Carlisle – Cloudy 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: 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