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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Low cloud breaking to reveal some sunny spells on Wednesday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    It will be a largely fine evening with some late sunny spells. It will remain dry overnight, with light winds. However, areas of low cloud may bring some mist or fog patches overnight, these mainly over the hills. Minimum Temperature 9C.

    Wednesday:

    Low cloud and any mist patches will lift and break up to leave another mainly dry day, with variable amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 22C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Largely fine with variable cloud and sunny spells. However, thicker cloud at times may produce a few spots of light rain or drizzle on occasion. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

    Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Settled conditions will persist, bringing variable cloud and sunny spells.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A largely dry evening and night with light winds. However, further areas of low cloud will form overnight with mist or fog patches developing in places, mainly across hills. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower.

    Wednesday:

    Early mist and fog patches will lift and break during the morning. Otherwise, a mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Remaining largely fine, with variable amounts of cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some patchy light rain or drizzle.

    Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

    Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy at times. Light winds at first, but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

    During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

    Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

    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. Manchester is also home to the world’s largest branch of Next along with the presence of many other fashion and retail brands.

    Until 1974 the Greater Manchester metropolitan area was a part of the county of Lancashire. The Greater Manchester Urban area is mainly based within the M60 which encircles it — although it is considered to extend as far north as Radcliffe, and as far to the south as the Ringway parish north of Wilmslow, where its major international airport is located.

    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.

    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, two of the most fan-friendly grounds in the country, with excellent facilities and great transport links from around the area.

    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.

    Attractions include the Manchester Opera House which is often the next stop for the hit shows direct from the West End, the MEN Arena, which has witnessed the biggest names in music and comedy, and Manchester Central which holds trade shows, fan conventions and industry bashes.

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