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
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
9
°C
0mm
6
ene
51%
1,036mb
Good
Wed
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
8
°C
0.1mm
8
e
54%
1,032mb
Good
Thu
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
9
°C
0mm
5
se
53%
1,020mb
Good
Fri
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
1
7
°C
0.2mm
11
ssw
55%
1,005mb
Good
Sat
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
1
4
°C
2.5mm
11
ssw
75%
994mb
Good
Sun
Sunny
Sunny skies
1
0
°C
0.4mm
20
nw
45%
1,009mb
Good
Mon
Mod Sleet Swrs Day
Light sleet showers
6
°C
2.3mm
23
wnw
63%
1,010mb
Good
Tue
Mod Rain
Moderate rain
1
0
°C
5.4mm
14
wsw
86%
1,007mb
Moderate
Wed
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
9
°C
1.4mm
27
nnw
70%
1,011mb
Good
Thu
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
1
2
°C
0.9mm
20
nnw
60%
1,026mb
Good

Night

Weather (night) Temp (min night) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Tue
Clear
Clear skies
4
°C
0.4mm
6
ese
84%
1,036mb
Good
Wed
Clear
Clear skies
6
°C
0.5mm
6
e
92%
1,028mb
Good
Thu
Clear
Clear skies
6
°C
0.5mm
6
s
83%
1,013mb
Good
Fri
Occ Light Rain
Light drizzle
8
°C
2.1mm
10
sw
97%
999mb
Poor
Sat
Clear
Clear skies
6
°C
1.7mm
12
w
89%
995mb
Good
Sun
Clear
Clear skies
2
°C
1.6mm
12
wnw
64%
1,014mb
Good
Mon
Mod Sleet Swrs Night
Light sleet showers
2
°C
1.6mm
20
w
81%
1,008mb
Good
Tue
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
3
°C
0mm
13
nnw
58%
1,030mb
Good
Wed
Iso Rain Swrs Day
Light rain shower
3
°C
0mm
10
wsw
78%
1,026mb
Good
Last updated at 12:05, Tuesday 21 April
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  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
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  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
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