Bank Holiday weather forecast in Manchester: Met Office predictions for King Charles coronation weekend

The coronation, and therefore the bank holiday weekend, is nearly here - and we've summed up the Met Office forecast for Manchester
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The second of three bank holidays in May takes place this weekend. The latest bonus day off was created thanks to the coronation of King Charles III. 

In Manchester, there will doubtless be plenty of people keen on getting out and about across the long weekend, whether that’s for a celebratory street party or something else entirely. With this in mind, the weather forecast will be all important. 

Saturday (May 6) is set to be cloudy and slightly drizzly in Manchester. The temperature could lead to some mugginess, with a high of 16C in the afternoon. 

More of the same could be on the cards across the region in terms of rain, for Sunday (May 7) but the afternoon might also see some sunny spells break through the clouds. A high of 16C is likely across Manchester. 

In a break from tradition, Bank Holiday Monday (May 8) has the potential to be the warmest and sunniest day of the weekend - however you can still expect the odd  shower too. The highest temperature could reach up to 17C. 

Met Office weather forecast for Manchester this week

May 4

Staying generally dry today, and although cloudier than yesterday, skies will often be bright with spells of hazy sunshine. Cloud thickening by early evening, bringing a band of heavy showers later. Rather windy but feeling pleasantly warm in any shelter. Maximum temperature 18C.

Becoming mainly cloudy overnight and there's an ongoing chance of showers at times. More general showery rain is possible by the morning. Winds easing but staying frost-free. Minimum temperature 7C.

May 5

Showery rain during the morning, this possibly giving more persistent wet weather for a time. Turning brighter by the afternoon, but scattered heavy showers developing, these locally thundery. Feeling cooler Maximum temperature 16C.

Outlook for May 6 to 8

Starting dry on Saturday but showers developing, replaced by general rain from the south later. Brighter with scattered showers on Sunday. Further rain will arrive on Monday. Temperatures will be around average.

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A sunny Manchester

Coronation weather forecast

Met Office deputy chief forecaster, Steven Keates, said: “On Saturday we will see some heavy rain moving into the southwest in the early hours which will move north eastwards through the morning. This is likely to bring some rain to London by around lunchtime as it spreads east and north across roughly the southern third of the UK. 

“Further north in Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland it will be a day of sunshine and showers before the more persistent rain moves northwards overnight. It will feel humid, especially in the south, with highs of 18C possible in London.”