Today in Manchester, United Kingdom
Cloudy with rain and snow showers. Low 36F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 60%.
Rain and snow showers in the morning. The rain and snow will change to all rain in the afternoon. Cold. Temps nearly steady in the upper 30s. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 70%.
This weather data was last updated 2020-12-03 11:49:10.
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Manchester is located about 257 kilometers (160 miles) to the northwest of London and its weather is affected not only by its latitude but also by the Pennines which is a mountain chain which goes through the north of England. The temperatures here are very similar to the ones that you would see in other places in the north of England and the weather in this area is temperate maritime climate. That means that the summers will be warm and the winters will be cold but not to an extreme. You are likely to see light rain throughout the year as the average rainfall in a single year is 806 millimeters (or 31.76 inches) which is way below the average in the UK. Snowfall is not the norm in Manchester even at its latitude.
Mancunians will step outside the moment the sun comes out in the spring. In April and May the weather just brightens up in the area and it is the time of the year when the bars and restaurants in the city will bring their tables outside. During the spring the weather can change a lot so we here at Manchester Weather.Net suggest that you should always pack an umbrella and coat. You will still see people sitting outside even when the temperatures drop. You can attribute that to the stubbornness of the people. If you are not used to that type of weather, you will want to dress appropriately. By May the weather has gotten a lot better and the city will even host the Bupa Great Manchester Run.
The summer is a great time in the city of Manchester. Though you see some rain it is not more than you would see other times of the year. However, the temperatures are some of the best that you could possibly find in this latitude, especially in the months of June and July. It is actually the time of the year when most people will visit Manchester and they get the best weather to be outside and maybe have a picnic. Manchester weather in the summer can also bring special events such as the outdoor cinema Screenfields. You will be able to see family favorites as well as old classics while being outdoors. The events are free and you should bring picnic rugs or deck chairs to enjoy it fully. Some sporting events are also shown on the screen.
Some of the most exciting events in the city happen in the autumn. Manchester weather is still great and it is very similar to what you will see during the spring. Some of the best things to do during the autumn include the Manchester comedy festival when comedy acts are performed throughout the city. The weather is great for getting from one place to another during the autumn. The Manchester food and drink festival also happens during this time of the year. The markets on St Anne Square are worth visiting and there are celebrations held at Albert Square which you can enjoy.
The Cold Winter
Manchester weather can get cold during the winter but it is still one of the busiest times for visitors in the city. You should definitely head to Town Hall and see the Christmas lights and market stalls. The temperatures are lower so make sure that you bundle up. You may see a snowfall or two during the winter but do not expect a lot of snow. You will also see windy evenings and sometimes a gray sky. Generally, you will see fewer crowds in the city during this time of the year with the exception of the holiday season. The coolest months of the year are January and February when the average high temperature reaches only 6.1 Celsius (43 Fahrenheit) while the average low is just above freezing.
The summer is the hottest time of the year in Manchester weather but that does not mean that you will see extremely hot temperatures. In fact, the average high temperatures during the months of July and August are only 19.4 Celsius (67 Fahrenheit). Of course you can expect higher temperatures during the daytime but in the evening they can drop to an average of 11.7 Celsius (53 Fahrenheit). You will see most of the rain in the months of November and December but on average, August can be just as rainy. On average the coolest month is January, while July tends to see the higher temperatures.
The weather gives you a chance to save when you visit, especially if you visit in January and February, but January can also bring some specials. For more information on the local weather, visit www.ManchesterWeather.Net.