Manchester weather: what’s the 14 day Met Office forecast, will we see sun and will there be a May heat wave?

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Will the weather improve in Manchester?

Recently, the weather has been inconsistent in Manchester, like much of the UK.

It was only as recently as March that the UK recorded higher temperatures than Ibiza, which is renowned for its particularly warm weather.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

After a few weeks of less than ideal weather for most, some would hope that around Easter the days would resemble summer, as we get closer to a favoured time of the year.

With a rumoured heatwave on its way in May, what is the weather going to be like in Manchester?

What is the 14 day weather forecast for Manchester?

  • Thursday, 21 April

A cloudy start that turns into constant sun from about 9am until 3pm, when it starts to become cloudy. The uninterrupted sun will return at 5pm until sunset, making for a good day.

Highs: 17C

Lows: 7C

  • Friday, 22 April

A poor way to end the week weather wise and the day is just constantly cloudy, aside from a brief hour from 7pm - 8pm when there is a period of sunny intervals.

Highs: 14C

Lows: 8C

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
  • Saturday, 23 April

The weather across the day improves as an overcast morning turns into light clouds in the afternoon and brief sunny intervals in the morning. Low chance of rain

Highs: 15C

Lows: 8C

  • Sunday, 24 April

Sunny intervals will run into the late afternoon, before a brief period of clouds from 4pm will last until 7pm, where there will be an hour of sunshine from 7pm until sunset.

Highs: 15C

Lows: 6C

  • Monday, 25 April

Sunny intervals in the morning which will turn to overcast from lunchtime until late afternoon, where the weather will develop into sunny intervals once more, no rain is expected.

Highs: 13C

Lows: 5C

  • Tuesday, 26 April

Brief sunny intervals for a small period in the morning before the light clouds develop into darker, more overcast weather in the afternoon.

Highs: 13C

Lows: 6C

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
  • Wednesday, 27 April

A light breeze throughout the day that is dominated by clouds, which will alternate between dark and light for the majority of the day.

Highs: 12C

Lows: 5C

  • Thursday, 28 April

A slight improvement on the weather with brief sunny intervals happening from mid morning until late afternoon, before cloudy weather until sunset.

Highs: 12C

Lows: 5C

  • Friday, 29 April

Sunny intervals from 10am until 5pm, with light clouds until sunset. Low chance of rain throughout the day.

Highs: 13C

Lows: 4C

  • Saturday, 30 April 

With sunny intervals from 9am until sunset, on paper it seems a better day compared to how the week ended. But, there is a higher chance of rain on this day, in comparison to the day before.

Highs: 13C

Lows: 5C

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
  • Sunday, 1 May

Sunny intervals and a gentle breeze to start the new month, very low chance of rain.

Highs: 12C

Lows: 5C

  • Monday, 2 May & Tuesday, 3 May

Sunny intervals on both of these, with a gentle breeze meaning the weather may appear to be colder.

Highs: 13C (both days)

Lows: 5C - Monday, 6C Tuesday

  • Wednesday, 4 May

A cloudy morning that will see rainfall, and more rain is expected to fall in the afternoon, totalling around 0.9mm of rain over the day.

Highs: 14C

Lows: 7C

  • Thursday, 5 May

Mostly cloudy all day with very brief sunny intervals, with no rainfall expected.

Highs: 14C

Lows: 5C

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Will there be a heatwave?

Currently, it is unknown whether there will be a true heat wave in the UK in May, but the Met Office’s long range forecast for the UK that spans from Wednesday, 4 May to Wednesday, 18 May does look promising.

On the weather front, they say: “Becoming more settled into early May, with a good deal of fine conditions for most through the remainder of the period.

“A chance of some brief unsettled periods at times. Temperatures are most likely to be above normal.”

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.