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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Dry and fine. Very warm again.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Any fair weather cloud will soon clear to leave a fine evening with plenty of late, warm sunshine. It will remain dry overnight with mostly clear skies. Some mist and low cloud could develop towards the Pennines later. Minimum Temperature 13C.

    Friday:

    Another fine, dry and warm day is expected with just a little cloud developing in places, mainly during the afternoon. Winds remaining light throughout the day. Maximum Temperature 27C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Mostly dry and very warm on Saturday, although turning cloudier with possible scattered showers later. Showery rain at times on Sunday and feeling less warm. Some showers on Monday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Largely fine and very warm. Misty along some eastern coasts.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Any heavy, thundery showers, mainly in the far southwest will soon die away, leaving a dry evening with warm sunshine. Mostly clear and dry overnight, although mist and low cloud will encroach inland from northeastern coasts to central areas.

    Friday:

    A generally fine, warm and dry day for most areas, but isolated heavy showers are possible, mainly in the southeast. Low cloud will again affect northeastern parts, persisting along coasts.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Cloudier with showery rain affecting the north and west on Saturday. Mostly fine and dry further south. Showery rain moving southeastwards Sunday and Monday, then brighter conditions following. Less warm.

    Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 to Thursday 7 Aug 2014:

    The largely fine and dry weather is expected to continue across most parts of the UK initially, although in the north an area of weakening and fragmenting rain is expected to move slowly southeastwards through Tuesday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely, mainly over southern and southwestern areas, but occasional rain and brisk winds often affecting northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further towards the south.

    UK Outlook for Friday 8 Aug 2014 to Friday 22 Aug 2014:

    The generally unsettled conditions look set to continue through the start of this period with more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain in the north, while the best of the drier, brighter spells will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts initially, but returning to near normal later. A return to more settled conditions in the south is looking likely towards the end of the period.

    Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 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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