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
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
7
°C
0.6mm
16
nw
60%
1,010mb
Moderate
Thu
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
6
°C
0.4mm
18
nw
60%
1,018mb
Moderate
Fri
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
0
°C
1.1mm
9
s
47%
1,017mb
Good
Sat
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
9
°C
0.5mm
13
w
52%
1,014mb
Moderate
Sun
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
2
2
°C
0.3mm
16
ssw
61%
1,018mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Patchy light rain
2
0
°C
4.5mm
15
se
78%
1,009mb
Moderate
Tue
Mod Rain
Light rain
2
1
°C
1.9mm
6
nw
94%
1,013mb
Moderate
Wed
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
2
0
°C
0.1mm
14
sw
57%
1,016mb
Good
Thu
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
2
3
°C
0.2mm
11
s
43%
1,015mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Tue
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
8
°C
0.4mm
8
w
93%
1,007mb
Good
Wed
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
9
°C
0.4mm
4
w
94%
1,015mb
Good
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
5
°C
0.4mm
3
nw
90%
1,020mb
Good
Fri
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
9
°C
4.4mm
7
ssw
89%
1,014mb
Good
Sat
Clear
Clear skies
8
°C
3.9mm
8
ssw
86%
1,017mb
Good
Sun
Partly Cloudy Night
Partly cloudy skies
1
4
°C
3.9mm
13
se
63%
1,015mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
3
°C
3.9mm
10
ssw
97%
1,008mb
Poor
Tue
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
3
°C
0mm
12
s
61%
1,014mb
Good
Wed
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
3
°C
0mm
11
nnw
65%
1,017mb
Good
Last updated at 00:08, Wednesday 29 July
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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
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  • Very poor - less than 1km
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