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
Sun
Sunny
Sunny skies
6
°C
0mm
13
ese
81%
1,026mb
Good
Mon
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
5
°C
0mm
7
ese
78%
1,025mb
Good
Tue
Overcast
Overcast skies
9
°C
0.2mm
10
sse
92%
1,024mb
Good
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
3
°C
0.1mm
18
s
89%
1,018mb
Good
Thu
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
1
2
°C
0mm
15
w
84%
1,024mb
Good
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
2
°C
2.3mm
14
ssw
92%
1,018mb
Poor
Sat
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
1
1
°C
6mm
8
sse
93%
1,010mb
Good
Sun
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
0
°C
6mm
17
sw
88%
1,005mb
Good
Mon
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
2
°C
6mm
16
sw
86%
1,008mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sat
Clear
Clear skies
1
°C
1.1mm
9
e
90%
1,027mb
Good
Sun
Clear
Clear skies
1
°C
1.3mm
10
e
87%
1,026mb
Good
Mon
Overcast
Overcast skies
2
°C
1.3mm
7
se
93%
1,025mb
Good
Tue
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
9
°C
3.5mm
15
s
96%
1,022mb
Poor
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
1
°C
2.6mm
13
sw
94%
1,018mb
Good
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
5
°C
5.8mm
9
sse
95%
1,024mb
Good
Fri
Mod Rain
Light rain
9
°C
6.8mm
4
sw
98%
1,014mb
Moderate
Sat
Mod Rain Swrs Night
Moderate or heavy rain shower
7
°C
0mm
19
w
82%
999mb
Moderate
Sun
Mod Rain
Light rain
8
°C
0mm
15
ssw
97%
1,001mb
Moderate
Last updated at 00:08, Sunday 04 December
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The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
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  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
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  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
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