Heavy rain and gusty gales to strike Manchester this week as Met Office forecast chillier winter conditions

Following flood warnings across England, Manchester will be hit by periods of heavy rainfall and gale force winds as temperatures start to plummet to chillier levels.

Manchester will be largely damp with spells of dry and sunny conditions expected, despite colder temperatures and over six hours of rainfall as the week draws to a close.

The Met Office are expecting highs of 15℃ but gale force winds will see levels plummet to as low as 11℃.

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Despite a dry and mild start, bands of occasionally heavy rain will spread eastwards along with periods of gusty gales, hail and thunder in places.

The rainfall will turn more showery towards the afternoon with maximum temperatures of 15℃.

The showers will fade in the evening, but rain will persist in the south leading into Thursday morning. Conditions will become drier, colder and clearer by dawn with lows of 4℃.

Thursday

Despite the feel-like temperatures starting as chilly, conditions will start as fairly bright with mostly sunny skies.

It will be far colder due to a keen northwesterly wind, with a small chance of showers as highs of 12℃ are expected.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Temperatures will remain very cold with a number of showers forecast on Friday.

It will start to turn mild heading into the rest of the weekend, with heavier rainfall spreading by Sunday due to stronger gales.