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Great Manchester Run 2018 weather forecast

Runners competing in a road race

Sun 20 May 2018

The 16th year of the Great Manchester Run will attract over 30,000 runners. Like last year, runners can choose between the 10km race and a half marathon. This year's run takes place on Sunday 20 May.

Manchester's newest half marathon will take runners of all abilities on a 13.1 mile tour of the city. The route passes by two of the UK's most iconic football grounds, the Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford, as well as the Imperial War Museum and Albert Square.

The 10k starts on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street. Runners and spectators will be able to take in the views of Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, the award-winning Imperial War Museum and The Lowry. Runners will also pass the famous cobbles of Coronation Street’s new set. Perhaps the most significant landmark will be Beetham Tower, the 47-storey skyscraper which almost marks the finish line.

 

For more information visit the official Great Manchester Run website.

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  • Light rain 19 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    17 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Heavy shower day 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    11 °C

Sunday (Sunday 19 August 2018)
Now 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Heavy rain Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night
70% 80% 20% 60% 80% 90% 90% 60% 60% 60% 60% 50% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
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19 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 7 21 S 9 21 S 10 24 SSW 11 24 SSW 12 26 SSW 12 26 SW 11 23 SW 11 23 SW 10 21 WSW 10 22 WSW 10 22 W 12 24 W 12 24 W 11 24 W 11 23 W 11 22 WNW 10 21 WNW 9 19 WNW 8 17 WNW 6 14 WNW 5 12 W 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M VG VG G M M M M M M M G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 84% 83% 84% 86% 89% 89% 89% 90% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 88% 84% 82% 82% 81% 81% 81% 82%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:30 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 4 9 WSW 3 7 W 3 8 W 3 8 WSW 2 6 SW 2 5 SSW 2 4 S 3 4 S 3 5 SSW 2 4 ESE 2 5 SSW 3 6 SSW 3 6 SSW 3 6 SSE 2 6 NW 3 6 NW 3 6 W 3 7 WNW 4 8 WNW 3 7 NW 3 7 NW 3 6 NNW 3 6 NNW 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G G M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
82% 84% 84% 85% 86% 85% 84% 85% 85% 83% 80% 79% 80% 79% 78% 76% 75% 75% 75% 74% 77% 79% 80% 82%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:27 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 22 ° 23 ° 22 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 22 ° 23 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 3 5 WNW 3 6 W 2 4 SW 2 5 SW 4 10 SW 6 13 W 7 15 W 7 14 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 85% 87% 89% 81% 69% 63% 68% 80%
UV index
1 3 4 3 1
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:25 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 12 WSW 7 14 W 6 12 W 7 14 W 8 19 WNW 8 19 WNW 7 14 WNW 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
86% 89% 90% 83% 67% 63% 71% 87%
UV index
1 2 5 3 1
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 23 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
50% 50% 40% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 4 9 SSW 5 11 SW 5 11 WSW 6 14 W 9 21 W 11 23 WNW 10 20 W 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 90% 91% 79% 65% 68% 72% 82%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:21 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 24 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
20% 30% 10% 50% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 15 W 8 15 W 8 14 W 12 25 W 13 28 WNW 14 28 WNW 13 24 WNW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G M G G G VG
Humidity
81% 83% 82% 77% 74% 70% 67% 74%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 25 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 30% 50% 50% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 9 16 WNW 9 17 WNW 10 18 WNW 12 24 WNW 14 29 WNW 13 24 WNW 12 21 W 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 82% 85% 75% 66% 66% 68% 75%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: Full
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20 May - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Great Manchester Run.

The half marathon will begin at 9:00, and the 10km race will start at 12:30 when the first wave of runners will set off.

Whether you are planning to take part in the race or lining the streets to cheer on the runners, check the Manchester weather forecast before setting off.

For further information about the event, visit the  Great Manchester Run website.

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