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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    A generally dry day with plenty of sunshine. Feeling warm.

    Today:

    Although there is a low risk of a fleeting rogue shower, this morning will be dry with a mixture of sunny periods and cloudier spells. Staying dry this afternoon and becoming increasingly sunny. Feeling warm with a light northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 24C.

    Tonight:

    It will be a pleasantly warm and mostly sunny evening and it will stay dry with largely clear skies overnight. Patchy low cloud developing in places later in the night. Minimum Temperature 11C.

    Tuesday:

    Some sunshine, especially in the south at first, but cloud tending to build with a few showery outbreaks of rain possible for a time, mainly across Cumbria. Feeling pleasantly warm. Maximum Temperature 23C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Becoming increasingly unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and occasional showers. These may be locally heavy with a risk of a spell of heavier rain later on Friday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Scattered heavy showers in south. Mostly dry and bright elsewhere.

    Today:

    Showers, some heavy, in Wales and southwest England this morning, but becoming largely fine this afternoon. Risk of heavy, slow-moving and possibly thundery showers in southeastern areas at times. Elsewhere, mostly dry with sunny spells. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

    Tonight:

    Heavy showers in the far southeast slowly clearing away overnight, then most places dry with long clear periods. Becoming cloudy across northwestern areas with occasional rain and drizzle.

    Tuesday:

    Breezy with a few showers in northwestern areas. Cloudier skies with a little patchy rain spreading southeast after a sunny start elsewhere. Warm, locally very warm in southeast England.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Breezy with scattered showers across northern areas on Wednesday and Thursday, but staying mostly dry and warm with sunny spells further south. Showers, some heavy, developing more widely on Friday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Friday 1 Aug 2014 to Sunday 10 Aug 2014:

    Southern and eastern parts of the UK are likely to start largely dry and fine, although outbreaks of rain or showers in the west will spread to most parts through Friday. Over the weekend and into the following week, it is likely to remain unsettled across the UK with further outbreaks of showers and more prolonged rain affecting all areas at times. Rain is likely to turn occasionally heavy, particularly towards the middle of the week. Temperatures should be around normal for the time of year, and perhaps on the warm side in the south. There are indications that drier, sunnier periods may become more prevalent in southern, eastern and central areas later in the period as bouts of rain are likely to become more confined to the northwest.

    UK Outlook for Monday 11 Aug 2014 to Monday 25 Aug 2014:

    With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during mid-August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

    Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

    Location Details

    Manchester

    Location: 53.479, -2.2465

    Altitude: 36m above mean sea level

    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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