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
Thu
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
8
°C
0mm
3
nnw
87%
1,039mb
Good
Fri
Sunny
Sunny skies
7
°C
0mm
3
se
87%
1,035mb
Good
Sat
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
6
°C
0.1mm
9
ese
86%
1,030mb
Good
Sun
Overcast
Overcast skies
4
°C
0.3mm
4
sse
85%
1,026mb
Good
Mon
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
4
°C
0mm
4
sw
80%
1,030mb
Good
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
4
°C
0mm
9
sse
74%
1,031mb
Good
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
1
°C
0.1mm
13
ssw
92%
1,022mb
Good
Thu
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
1
1
°C
2.6mm
16
ssw
87%
1,023mb
Good
Fri
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
1
1
°C
7.2mm
16
ssw
83%
1,019mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Wed
Mist
Mist
3
°C
0mm
2
wnw
97%
1,038mb
Poor
Thu
Mist
Mist
2
°C
0mm
2
se
97%
1,037mb
Poor
Fri
Mist
Mist
2
°C
0mm
5
ese
95%
1,032mb
Poor
Sat
Overcast
Overcast skies
2
°C
0mm
4
ese
93%
1,027mb
Good
Sun
Mist
Mist
2
°C
0mm
5
sw
96%
1,028mb
Poor
Mon
Clear
Clear skies
-
1
°C
0mm
6
sse
86%
1,031mb
Good
Tue
Clear
Clear skies
-
1
°C
0.2mm
10
sse
93%
1,029mb
Good
Wed
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
4
°C
0mm
19
ssw
91%
1,018mb
Good
Thu
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
7
°C
0mm
12
sw
93%
1,013mb
Moderate
Last updated at 04:05, Thursday 19 January
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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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