Weather in Manchester

Best time to visit

Manchester experiences warm summers and cold winters. Typical summer temperatures average around 20°C (69°F) whilst winters lows can fall to 2°C (35°F). There is also regular, but light rainfall throughout the year, so it always pays to take plenty of layers as well as an umbrella on a visit to the city. The best time to visit is spring and summer (May to August) when the sun should have its hat on and events like the music festivals and Manchester Pride take place.

Day

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Fri
Mod Rain
Light rain
1
2
°C
5.1mm
14
wnw
81%
1,004mb
Moderate
Sat
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
4
°C
0.4mm
15
wnw
57%
1,012mb
Moderate
Sun
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
1
3
°C
5.6mm
18
wnw
91%
1,003mb
Moderate
Mon
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
1
4
°C
3.2mm
33
ssw
56%
1,002mb
Good
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
4
°C
0.4mm
32
wnw
60%
1,004mb
Good
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
4
°C
0.6mm
21
wsw
69%
1,015mb
Good
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
6
°C
0mm
17
w
56%
1,026mb
Good
Fri
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
4
°C
3.3mm
23
nne
61%
1,026mb
Good
Sat
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
0
°C
3.2mm
17
e
68%
1,031mb
Good
Sun
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
1
8
°C
0mm
23
e
54%
1,031mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Fri
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
4
°C
2.1mm
8
wsw
90%
1,009mb
Good
Sat
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
7
°C
2.1mm
11
sse
84%
1,008mb
Poor
Sun
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
3
°C
2.1mm
11
sw
86%
1,008mb
Good
Mon
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
6
°C
2mm
24
ssw
86%
988mb
Good
Tue
Overcast
Overcast skies
7
°C
0mm
11
sw
87%
1,015mb
Good
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
8
°C
5.1mm
16
wsw
81%
1,020mb
Good
Thu
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
9
°C
5.1mm
7
sse
76%
1,029mb
Good
Fri
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
1
2
°C
0mm
23
e
91%
1,019mb
Moderate
Sat
Sunny
Sunny skies
9
°C
0mm
19
ene
66%
1,030mb
Good
Last updated at 12:05, Friday 29 May
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  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
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  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
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