Great Manchester 10K and half marathon weather: how warm will it be and will it rain?

We bring you the hourly forecast for runners taking part in Sunday’s city centre races.

Thousands of runners are poised to get off their marks for the popular Great Manchester Run 10K and half marathon events on Sunday 26 September - but will the weather be kind to them?

With the half marathon due to set off at 8.30am and the 10K waves starting from 11.30am, we look at an hour-by-hour forecast for Manchester city centre for the day.

Good luck to everyone taking part!

7am: A dry, cloudy start to the day is predicted but perhaps a little muggy: temperatures will be around 14C but BBC Weather reckons humidity will be high at 89% early on.

8am: Light winds from the south, dry and a temperature of around 15C. Possibly some peeps of sunshine as the morning goes on.

9am: Still dry but temperatures will feel more like 17C by now.

10am: Humidity will ease a little, with conditions still likely to be dry and feeling like 18C.

11am: Still dry and cloudy with spots of sunshine and up to 19C.

12pm: Dry, cloudy and with temperatures of up to 20C.

1pm: A gentle breeze, and temperatures reaching up to 21C.

2pm: Cloudy, dry and light winds, around 21C.