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
Tue
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
5
°C
0.8mm
24
w
67%
983mb
Good
Wed
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
5
°C
1.3mm
27
wnw
71%
995mb
Good
Thu
Overcast
Overcast skies
5
°C
0mm
5
nnw
73%
1,006mb
Good
Fri
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
4
°C
0mm
25
e
64%
997mb
Good
Sat
Sunny
Sunny skies
3
°C
0mm
13
ene
58%
995mb
Good
Sun
Overcast
Overcast skies
2
°C
0.1mm
8
ene
62%
998mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
7
°C
5.3mm
23
wnw
69%
1,016mb
Moderate
Tue
Mod Rain
Light rain
7
°C
7.7mm
26
s
88%
1,012mb
Moderate
Wed
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
1
0
°C
5.5mm
29
wnw
70%
1,006mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Mon
Overcast
Overcast skies
2
°C
4.6mm
23
wsw
81%
986mb
Good
Tue
Clear
Clear skies
3
°C
2.1mm
18
nw
86%
986mb
Good
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
3
°C
0.4mm
16
wnw
86%
1,001mb
Good
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
-
1
°C
0mm
8
e
80%
1,008mb
Good
Fri
Clear
Clear skies
-
1
°C
0mm
9
ne
79%
996mb
Good
Sat
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
-
2
°C
0.5mm
3
nne
75%
997mb
Good
Sun
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
-
2
°C
1.2mm
7
n
78%
1,007mb
Good
Mon
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
1
°C
0mm
18
wnw
92%
1,019mb
Moderate
Tue
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
4
°C
0mm
18
w
78%
1,022mb
Moderate
Last updated at 00:08, Tuesday 09 February
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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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  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
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