Manchester weather: Met Office issues yellow warning for rain on Thursday

Manchester, along with several other parts of the UK, has been issued a yellow weather warning due to heavy rain forecasted by the Met Office on Thursday.
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Manchester has been issued a yellow weather warning on Thursday, November 17 by the Met Office. A heavy, continuous downfall of rain is set to hit the city and persist for the entire day.

A yellow warning from the Met Office indicates heavy rain with a small chance of flooding. The rain will begin late tonight, on Wednesday, November 16 at around 11pm.

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It will continue throughout Thursday with showers predicted to reach their heaviest at around midday, finally subsiding on Friday, November 18 at around 6pm. According to the Met Office, a yellow weather warning indicates potential disruption to public transport services and property damage in areas that are vulnerable to flooding.

The Met Office recommends that you stay inside as much as possible in the case of a yellow warning. It also recommends that those who need to travel by car avoid dimly lit roads and to only make the journey if absolutely necessary.

Manchester hour by hour weather forecast on Thursday

Not only will there be heavy rainfall in Manchester on Thursday, the Met Office estimates it will be relatively cold, too. Despite this, the temperature will remain consistent throughout the day.

The temperature will remain at around 9C all day. From 12am to 7am, it will be 9C, until 8am, where it will drop to 8C. The rain will begin at 11pm on Wednesday night, continuing through the morning with a slight lull at 3am.

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From then, they will grow heavier at 10am until 1pm, where the showers will reach their heaviest. The peak temperature on Thursday will be 10C, which should occur around 1pm - 3pm. The temperature will then return to 9C at 4pm.

At around 7pm, the showers will begin to calm down somewhat, with the Met Office predicting a 50% chance of precipitation from this point onwards. The temperature will stay at 9C until midnight.