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
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
7
°C
0.2mm
17
w
63%
1,018mb
Good
Sat
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
0
°C
1.6mm
9
sw
84%
1,004mb
Good
Sun
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
8
°C
0.8mm
30
wsw
65%
997mb
Good
Mon
Iso Snow Swrs Day
Light snow showers
4
°C
2.9mm
26
w
67%
1,004mb
Good
Tue
Occ Light Snow
Patchy snow possible
4
°C
1.4mm
19
w
73%
1,014mb
Moderate
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
4
°C
1.2mm
23
nw
78%
1,019mb
Good
Thu
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
5
°C
0mm
3
sw
64%
1,034mb
Good
Fri
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
7
°C
0.2mm
11
wsw
64%
1,034mb
Good
Sat
Overcast
Overcast skies
8
°C
0.9mm
7
sse
85%
1,028mb
Good
Sun
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
1
°C
1mm
9
wsw
87%
1,028mb
Poor

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
2
°C
4.5mm
22
s
85%
1,012mb
Poor
Sat
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
5
°C
5mm
25
w
84%
992mb
Poor
Sun
Occ Light Snow
Patchy light snow
0
°C
0.7mm
11
wsw
82%
1,000mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Snow
Light snow
0
°C
0.9mm
15
sw
83%
1,010mb
Good
Tue
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
0
°C
0.8mm
18
sw
84%
1,012mb
Good
Wed
Clear
Clear skies
-
3
°C
0.3mm
11
nnw
89%
1,031mb
Good
Thu
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
2
°C
0.3mm
18
s
94%
1,023mb
Moderate
Fri
Overcast
Overcast skies
-
1
°C
0mm
8
s
94%
1,027mb
Good
Sat
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
3
°C
0mm
14
ssw
94%
1,026mb
Poor
Last updated at 20:05, Friday 27 February
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  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
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  • 91 to 100 is high
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