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
Overcast
Overcast skies
9
°C
0.8mm
29
nw
68%
1,003mb
Good
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
9
°C
0.9mm
12
ssw
75%
1,015mb
Poor
Sat
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
1
°C
1.4mm
10
nw
74%
1,008mb
Good
Sun
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
1
°C
2.9mm
35
w
75%
1,000mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
2
°C
3.3mm
23
w
90%
1,008mb
Poor
Tue
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
1
2
°C
0.9mm
23
w
81%
1,017mb
Good
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
5
°C
1mm
21
w
76%
1,018mb
Good
Thu
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
2
°C
0.4mm
19
w
91%
1,024mb
Poor
Fri
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
1
°C
0.1mm
21
nw
65%
1,024mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Wed
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
2
°C
0mm
14
s
80%
1,005mb
Good
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
2
°C
1.1mm
6
wnw
91%
1,016mb
Good
Fri
Fog
Fog
2
°C
1.4mm
4
sse
98%
1,016mb
Poor
Sat
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
4
°C
1.4mm
19
sw
89%
1,007mb
Poor
Sun
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
7
°C
1.5mm
21
wnw
93%
1,003mb
Poor
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
0
°C
0.4mm
25
w
92%
1,011mb
Poor
Tue
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
5
°C
0mm
9
w
94%
1,023mb
Good
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
7
°C
0mm
32
wnw
69%
1,012mb
Good
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
3
°C
0mm
6
nw
68%
1,028mb
Good
Last updated at 20:05, Thursday 26 March
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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.
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  • 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
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