Greater Manchester weather latest with fresh Met Office warning issued as strong winds on the way

All the latest updates as icy cold temperatures continue to grip the region
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There may be no more snow falling, but bitterly cold temperatures have made it an icy cold day across Manchester. Temperatures are expected to remain below 2C today, with a 'feels like' temperature of much lower.

There was already a Met Office yellow snow and ice warning for large parts of the country, including Manchester. Warnings are in place on January 16, 17 and 18 for either snow and ice or just snow. 

Storm Isha on its way

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Heavy ran to return next week

The cold, dry spell Greater Manchester has experienced this week will be replaced by Tuesday, with heavy rain on the way.

Light rain will be around on January 21 and 22, with the heaviest rain coming on January 23. The Met Office website has details of the full forecast.

Met Office forecast for Manchester on Friday January 19

It;s going to be icy cold again in Manchester today. According to the Met Office, this is what to expect:


Frosty start with icy stretches possible and freezing fog patches slowly clearing. A dry sunny day follows, though cloud building later in the afternoon. Temperatures slightly higher than of late, but still feeling cold with strengthening winds. Maximum temperature 6C.


Remaining dry overnight but with skies clouding over. A blustery night and coastal gales developing by dawn. Chilly, but less cold than recent nights with only a patchy rural frost. Minimum temperature 1C.

Met Office issue wind warning

The Met Office have issued a weather warning for Greater Manchester. This time, it is for strong winds and will come into place at the weekend.

Strong winds will hit Manchester this weekend Strong winds will hit Manchester this weekend
Strong winds will hit Manchester this weekend

Icy start to Thursday on the railways

Network Rail's Manchester Piccadilly station account shared an icy photo of a sunny morning on the platform

To keep Manchester Airport moving, there are 17 tractors on hand.

The airport took to social media to remind followers of how they are prepared for the cold weather

The latest on the buses and trams is on the Bee network website.

This reads: "455 services unable to serve Caldermoor, Stansfield and Littleborough stops. Nearest stop for passengers is Littleborough Square. 457 services unable to serve Caldermoor, Stansfield and Littleborough stops."

Details on the Metrolink tram network is as follows: Due to ice on the overhead lines, the Rochdale line is currently suspended between Oldham Mumps and Rochdale Town Centre. Services are currently operating between East Didsbury and Oldham Mumps."

The Bee network added that ticket acceptance is being accepted on the following services: 57, 59, 76, 81, 83, 114, 149, 181, 182, 409, 411 and 415 buses. Northern Rail are also accepting tickets between Rochdale and Victoria Station.

Met Office forecast for the day ahead

We've updated another article with the latest Met Office forecast for the day. Spoiler alert- it's going to be very cold

Severe delays on the Metrolink

The Bee Network has posted on social media to say that there are severe delays on the Bury Metrolink line due to ice on overhead lines

Good morning.

We are back again today to keep you updated with cold weather, ice and snow across Greater Manchester. This live blog will be updated throughout the day.

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