Manchester weather bank holiday weekend: what the Met Office weather forecast says for the August bank holiday

The August bank holiday is a time for relaxing and hopefully enjoying good weather.

The final bank holiday weekend of the summer is almost here, and people across Manchester will be hoping for good weather.

Enjoying what could be the last taste of summer will be especially important to children who return to school shortly after the bank holiday.

With the weather likely  to play a big factor in many bank holiday plans, you may be keen to know the forecast.

Here is the Met Office forecast for the upcoming weekend, including the long range UK forecast.

What is the weather forecast for Manchester this weekend? 

Overall, the weather looks to be pretty good across the Greater Manchester area this August bank holiday, with the high temperature for each day set to be no lower than 21C and very little sign of rain.

Friday, 26 August

Summary: Sunny changing to cloud by lunchtime

High temperature: 21C

Saturday, 27 August

Summary: Sunny with some clouds around in the afternoon.

High temperature: 21C

Sunday, 28 August

Summary: Sunny changing to partly cloudy by nighttime

High temperature: 21C

Monday, 29 August

Summary: Sunny intervals with some clouds around.

High temperature: 21C

The end of the week looks like it could be damp, but things should brighten up by the tie the bank holiday weekend gets underway.

Below is the summary for Greater Manchester through to the end of the bank holiday weekend.

Today (24 August)

Rain to start, heavy in places. Gradually turning drier and brighter, especially across Cumbria. However, the chance of further showery bursts of rain developing at times elsewhere, these again perhaps turning heavy in places later in the day. Maximum temperature 21 °C.

Tonight (24 August)

A mostly dry evening across Cumbria with a few sunny then clear spells. Cloudier elsewhere though with some showery rain. Becoming mainly dry overnight with more widespread clear spells later. Minimum temperature 9 °C.

Thursday (25 August)

A fine day for most with some lengthy periods of sunshine, albeit perhaps a little hazy at times due to high level cloud. An isolated shower cannot be ruled out. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Friday (26 August) to Sunday (28 August)

A more settled spell due to high pressure heading into the long weekend. A few showers are possible, but much of the period will be fine with warm sunny spells.

UK long range forecast

The long range forecast for the UK currently has a summary from Monday, 29 August to Wednesday, 7 September.

A cloudy and showery start to this period for the northwest. Meanwhile, dry, and bright elsewhere, with a risk of light and short-lived showers.

High pressure becomes more prominent through the week, bringing fine and dry weather for most areas, but the possibility of rain in the northwest at times, and risk of showers in the south and east.

The end of this period may be characterised by a shift to more unsettled weather, most likely in north and west, while the south and east see the most of any dry weather.

Temperatures around average but possibly warm in the south, becoming warmer and locally hot in places throughout this period. Winds are generally light, but moderate and variable at times.