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
Sat
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
2
4
°C
0.1mm
8
ese
62%
1,018mb
Good
Sun
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
2
0
°C
3.1mm
9
w
81%
1,011mb
Good
Mon
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
0
°C
0.2mm
11
wnw
70%
1,021mb
Good
Tue
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
4
°C
0mm
9
ssw
71%
1,021mb
Good
Wed
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
1
9
°C
0.6mm
14
sw
73%
1,012mb
Good
Thu
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
2
0
°C
0mm
9
w
64%
1,020mb
Good
Fri
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
2
0
°C
0.2mm
13
ssw
72%
1,017mb
Good
Sat
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
1
9
°C
0.7mm
13
wnw
76%
1,018mb
Good
Sun
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
9
°C
0mm
9
nnw
57%
1,024mb
Good
Mon
Sunny
Sunny skies
2
0
°C
0mm
9
nne
53%
1,032mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sat
Iso Rain Swrs Night
Light rain shower
1
5
°C
0.8mm
12
e
96%
1,012mb
Moderate
Sun
Mist
Mist
1
4
°C
0mm
2
nnw
96%
1,018mb
Poor
Mon
Clear
Clear skies
1
1
°C
0mm
6
ssw
89%
1,022mb
Good
Tue
Mist
Mist
1
4
°C
0mm
7
s
95%
1,017mb
Poor
Wed
Mist
Mist
1
1
°C
0mm
6
wsw
96%
1,016mb
Poor
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
1
1
°C
0mm
7
s
90%
1,021mb
Good
Fri
Clear
Clear skies
9
°C
0mm
5
sw
93%
1,016mb
Good
Sat
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
2
°C
0mm
6
nw
83%
1,022mb
Good
Sun
Sunny
Sunny skies
9
°C
0mm
7
sse
83%
1,019mb
Good
Last updated at 12:05, Saturday 27 August
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  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
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