Climate in Manchester (Greater Manchester), United Kingdom

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year.

Average monthly minimum and maximum temperature in Manchester, the United Kingdom

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Average monthly hours of sunshine in Manchester, the United Kingdom

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc.

Average monthly rainfall, snow, precipitation in Manchester, the United Kingdom

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Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average monthly rainy days in Manchester, the United Kingdom

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average monthly relative humidity in Manchester, the United Kingdom

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Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

Average monthly wind speed in Manchester, the United Kingdom

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Weather Forecasts for Manchester

Sat   Mar 02
6°C | 1°C
NE 11 km/h
7.5 mm
overcast and heavy rain

overcast and heavy rain

Sun   Mar 03
8°C | -1°C
SW 14 km/h
partly cloudy and no rain

partly cloudy and no rain

Mon   Mar 04
10°C | 0°C
SE 18 km/h
1.8 mm
broken clouds and small chance of slight rain

broken clouds and small chance of slight rain

The best time of year to visit Manchester in the United Kingdom

The best time to visit Manchester is from May to September. During summer it is rarely hot and winter is sporadically really cold. The wind from the south-west regularly brings rain to Manchester.

During the months of July and August you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C and 26°C.

Other facts from our historical weather data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Manchester?
    July has an average maximum temperature of 21°C and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Manchester?
    The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 8°C.
  • Which is the wettest month in Manchester?
    December tops the wettest month list with 97 mm of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Manchester?
    April is the driest month with 76 mm of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Manchester?
    May is the sunniest month with an average of 186 hours of sunshine.

  • No idea where to travel to this year? We have a tool that recommends destinations based on your ideal conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.