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
Wed
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
1
9
°C
0.2mm
14
wnw
78%
1,014mb
Good
Thu
Mod Rain
Light rain
1
9
°C
3.8mm
13
s
92%
1,011mb
Moderate
Fri
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
8
°C
0.2mm
14
wnw
73%
1,010mb
Good
Sat
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
2
0
°C
0.6mm
8
wnw
67%
1,015mb
Good
Sun
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
7
°C
0.5mm
14
wnw
69%
1,015mb
Moderate
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
8
°C
0.6mm
14
wnw
73%
1,020mb
Moderate
Tue
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
6
°C
5.4mm
14
s
88%
1,018mb
Poor
Wed
Mod Rain
Light rain
1
9
°C
1.8mm
18
wsw
85%
1,014mb
Moderate
Thu
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
1
9
°C
1.5mm
10
wsw
77%
1,013mb
Good
Fri
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
2
0
°C
5.5mm
9
sw
74%
1,011mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Wed
Mist
Mist
9
°C
0.6mm
5
wnw
96%
1,017mb
Poor
Thu
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
4
°C
0.6mm
8
sw
98%
1,008mb
Good
Fri
Mist
Mist
1
0
°C
0mm
6
wnw
96%
1,014mb
Poor
Sat
Mist
Mist
1
0
°C
2.3mm
5
w
94%
1,014mb
Poor
Sun
Mist
Mist
1
0
°C
2.3mm
7
w
96%
1,018mb
Poor
Mon
Mist
Mist
8
°C
2.3mm
3
w
94%
1,022mb
Poor
Tue
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
6
°C
2.3mm
9
wsw
98%
1,012mb
Poor
Wed
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
1
3
°C
0mm
4
s
78%
1,015mb
Good
Thu
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Patchy light drizzle
1
3
°C
0mm
6
nw
79%
1,009mb
Moderate
Last updated at 16:05, Wednesday 27 July
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  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
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  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
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