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    Forecast summary

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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Showers clearing. Feeling less cold in the sunshine.

    Today:

    A cold start with some showers, these most frequent in the north of the region. Showers will gradually clear through the day leaving everywhere fine. Winds will become lighter, making it feel less cold in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 8C.

    Tonight:

    Staying mostly dry overnight with cloud gradually increasing from the northwest. Further south, clearer skies may lead to some frost patches. Becoming breezy. Minimum Temperature 1C.

    Thursday:

    Mostly cloudy day but with some bright or sunny spells. Staying dry, for many although the cloud may be thick enough in places giving some light rain. Becoming mild. Breezy. Maximum Temperature 10C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Variable amounts of cloud with sunny spells. Rain and drizzle at times, mainly north. Windy for many with gales northwest. Rain edging south Sunday. Mild or very mild for most.

    Updated at: 0244 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Turning dry and bright for many. Feeling pleasant in sunshine.

    Today:

    Cold and bright start for many, with showers in the north and west of the country at first. Showers will gradually clear through the day leaving everywhere fine. Winds will ease, making it feel reasonably pleasant in the sunshine.

    Tonight:

    Staying dry and clear in the south and east, leading to a widespread frost developing. Turning cloudy with patchy rain and strengthening winds in the northwest with gales in exposure.

    Thursday:

    Rain in northwestern areas turning heavy and persistent. Further south, brighter, dry conditions will prevail, although it will probably become cloudy later. Windy in north with gales at times. Milder.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Rain affecting northwest Scotland, often heavy and persistent. Elsewhere, variable cloud with sunny spells. Windy for many with gales northwest. Rain edging south Sunday. Mild or very mild for most.

    Updated at: 0232 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 8 Mar 2015 to Tuesday 17 Mar 2015:

    A northwest/southeast split is likely on Sunday. Wetter weather is expected in the northwest, with outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy in western Scotland, slowly moving south, possibly reaching northern England by the end of the day before stalling. It will also be windy with gales possible in places. Drier, brighter, less windy conditions are likely in the southeast, with some sunny spells. It will become mild across the country and may be very mild in some eastern parts. From Monday, there looks to be a change to more settled conditions to most parts of the UK, however, occasional weather systems will likely bring cloudier interludes with rain to northern and western parts. There is uncertainty in temperatures, but they are more likely to be average for the time of year.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 to Wednesday 1 Apr 2015:

    It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. There are signs that a more unsettled regime will be established in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, but still with drier weather in the southeast.

    Updated at: 1155 on Tue 03 Mar 2015

    Location Details

    Manchester

    Location: 53.479, -2.2465

    Altitude: 36m above mean sea level

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