Manchester Weather & Climate



Local Weather & When to Visit
Manchester has an temperate maritime climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cool rather than cold winters. The weather is rarely extreme meaning Manchester can be visited throughout the year. On average the hottest month is July in summer and the coldest is January in winter. Rainfall is evenly spread throughout the year, Manchester can experience rain throughout the year. Located in the North West of England the average temperature in Manchester can be a few degrees cooler than is the case for the South of England. The weather is unpredictable as with the rest of the UK and it is possible to see elements of all four seasons in one day. The city may experience some snowfall in the winter with more snowfall likely in the hills surrounding the city. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather forecast before they arrive in Manchester to get a better idea of the sort of clothing they will need during their trip.

Winter
The days are at their shortest and the temperature at the coolest, the days can be crisp and clear therefore if visitors do not mind the cold, it is possible to enjoy visiting Manchester in winter. There is the possibility of snowfall during this time and it can get cold so visitors are advised to bring warm clothing. From December to February the average daytime temperatures are between 6°C and 8°C.

Spring
The climate is milder in spring making it a good time to visit Manchester. There can be some great sunny days mixed with cooler and wet weather. Spring is a good time to visit Manchester if visitors prefer the weather mild to warm and offers an alternative to visiting in peak summer. From March to May the average daytime temperatures are between 9°C and 16°C.

Summer
Most days in summer range from mild to warm with the possibility of some hotter days, the days are at their longest in summer with daylight lasting well in to the evenings. From June to August the average daytime temperatures are between 18°C and 20°C.

Autumn
The climate can vary from some pleasantly mild days particularly at the start of September to cooler and colder days in October and November. Autumn is a good time to visit Manchester as it avoids the peak summer tourist season whilst still having milder temperatures and longer hours of daylight particularly in September. From September to November the average daytime temperatures are between 9°C and 17°C.


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