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
Tue
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
3
°C
1.2mm
17
w
62%
1,024mb
Moderate
Wed
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
7
°C
0mm
17
ssw
59%
1,024mb
Good
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
8
°C
0mm
16
s
55%
1,019mb
Good
Fri
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
2
0
°C
0.2mm
15
ese
58%
1,011mb
Good
Sat
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
8
°C
1.5mm
19
ese
72%
1,008mb
Poor
Sun
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
2
0
°C
2.9mm
19
ese
73%
1,004mb
Good
Mon
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Patchy light drizzle
1
9
°C
1.6mm
26
ese
75%
1,004mb
Moderate
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
0
°C
0.1mm
16
nne
58%
1,009mb
Good
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
0
°C
0mm
17
ene
62%
1,010mb
Good
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
2
°C
0.4mm
5
ne
54%
1,011mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Tue
Clear
Clear skies
5
°C
0mm
6
ssw
91%
1,027mb
Good
Wed
Clear
Clear skies
6
°C
0mm
12
sse
90%
1,023mb
Good
Thu
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
8
°C
0.7mm
10
ese
70%
1,017mb
Good
Fri
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
1
0
°C
0.7mm
12
e
92%
1,009mb
Good
Sat
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
1
1
°C
0.7mm
11
e
92%
1,007mb
Good
Sun
Clear
Clear skies
1
1
°C
0.6mm
17
e
88%
1,004mb
Good
Mon
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
1
2
°C
0.1mm
14
ene
89%
1,006mb
Good
Tue
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
1
°C
0mm
19
ne
78%
1,004mb
Good
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
1
°C
0mm
21
ne
72%
1,011mb
Good
Last updated at 16:05, Tuesday 03 May
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  • 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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