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.

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Thu
Fog
Fog
6
°C
0.2mm
7
sw
97%
1,026mb
Poor
Fri
Mist
Mist
5
°C
0.2mm
8
sse
95%
1,026mb
Poor
Sat
Mist
Mist
7
°C
0.4mm
7
sw
97%
1,025mb
Poor
Sun
Overcast
Overcast skies
9
°C
0.6mm
14
w
97%
1,023mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
6
°C
0.6mm
21
w
91%
1,018mb
Poor
Tue
Mod Rain
Light rain
8
°C
0.5mm
9
wsw
97%
1,017mb
Moderate
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
7
°C
0.4mm
9
w
95%
1,006mb
Good
Thu
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
3
°C
0mm
18
wsw
94%
1,004mb
Moderate
Fri
Mod Rain Swrs Night
Moderate rain at times
4
°C
0mm
23
wnw
86%
1,000mb
Moderate
Last updated at 12:05, Thursday 16 February
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  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
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