Will it snow in Greater Manchester? Met Office yellow snow warning in place- hour-by-hour forecast

Temperatures are set to drop and a weather warning is in place.
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Greater Manchester is set to be hit with cold weather again this week, with a warm spell being brought to an end. The temperature across the region could drop from 11C to 5C in a matter of days, a reminder that winter is still very much here.

The drop in temperature will bring with it a new weather warning for Greater Manchester. So far in 2024, warnings have been for wind and rain, with the new warning set to come in for snow. 

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The warning covers a large part of England, including all of Greater Manchester. It came into place at 3am on Thursday February 8 and is in place until 3am on January 9. 

The current Met Office forecast suggests that there will be sleet showers during Thursday, which could turn more into snow if temperatures drop further. These showers are set to carry on into Friday morning (February 8). 

Hour-by-hour forecast for Yellow Met Office snow warning in Greater Manchester

  • Thursday 6am- Cloudy, 3C
  • 7am- Cloudy, 3C
  • 8am- Cloudy, 2C
  • 9am- Light rain, 2C
  • 10am- Light rain, 2C
  • 11am- Heavy rain, 2C
  • 12pm- Heavy rain, 2C
  • 1pm- Light rain, 2C
  • 2pm- Light rain, 2C
  • 3pm- Light rain, 2C
  • 4pm- Light rain, 2C
  • 5pm- Cloudy, 2C
  • 6pm- Cloudy, 3C
  • 7pm- Cloudy, 3C
  • 8pm- Cloudy, 3C
  • 9pm- Cloudy, 3C
  • 10pm- Light rain, 3C
  • 11pm- Light rain, 3C
  • 12am (February 9)- Light rain, 3C
  • 1am- Cloudy, 3C
  • 2am- Light rain, 3C
  • 3am- Heavy rain, 3C

Met Office forecast for North West

February 8

A chilly and frosty start for some, however turning increasingly cloudy with outbreaks of heavy rain arriving from the south, turning to sleet and snow at times, especially over the higher ground further east. Feeling cold with a brisk wind. Maximum temperature 5C.

Remaining unsettled this evening and overnight with outbreaks of heavy rain and snow at times accompanied by strong, gusty winds. Feeling cold. Minimum temperature -2C.

February 9

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Staying cloudy with outbreaks of rain and possible snow moving northwards through the day. Winds gradually easing from the south through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 7C.

A mixture of some brighter and drier intervals at times, though still a risk of showers or longer spells of rain. Generally lighter winds with temperatures close to average.