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
Sun
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
6
°C
0.4mm
17
wsw
62%
1,012mb
Good
Mon
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
1
4
°C
1mm
13
ssw
80%
1,021mb
Good
Tue
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
7
°C
2.7mm
15
w
91%
1,018mb
Poor
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
2
1
°C
0.1mm
16
wsw
76%
1,022mb
Good
Thu
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
7
°C
1.4mm
19
sw
83%
1,008mb
Good
Fri
Partly Cloudy Day
Partly cloudy skies
1
5
°C
0.2mm
10
w
67%
1,012mb
Good
Sat
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
5
°C
0.2mm
11
ssw
68%
1,004mb
Good
Sun
Occ Light Rain
Patchy rain possible
1
9
°C
4.9mm
15
w
73%
1,003mb
Moderate
Mon
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
6
°C
0.3mm
7
ssw
60%
1,024mb
Good
Tue
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Patchy light drizzle
1
6
°C
0.4mm
8
wnw
81%
1,028mb
Moderate

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sun
Mist
Mist
8
°C
1.7mm
8
s
96%
1,019mb
Poor
Mon
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
1
2
°C
1.7mm
18
sse
93%
1,018mb
Moderate
Tue
Mist
Mist
1
0
°C
0mm
6
wsw
95%
1,026mb
Poor
Wed
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
6
°C
0.1mm
16
sw
84%
1,016mb
Good
Thu
Overcast
Overcast skies
1
0
°C
0.1mm
8
sw
96%
1,008mb
Good
Fri
Clear
Clear skies
8
°C
0.1mm
6
s
93%
1,010mb
Good
Sat
Mod Rain
Light rain
9
°C
0.1mm
3
ssw
95%
999mb
Moderate
Sun
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
0
°C
0mm
6
se
90%
1,019mb
Good
Mon
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
1
0
°C
0mm
10
s
90%
1,026mb
Poor
Last updated at 12:05, Sunday 25 September
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  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
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