Met Office issue weather warning for rain across Manchester as unsettled conditions set to continue

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for rain which will be in place for more than 12 hours

The mixed weather conditions are set to continue in Manchester this week as the Met Office have issued a further weather warning. This time, the yellow warning is for rain.

The warning is set to be in place for most of Thursday March 16. It will begin at midnight and remain active until at least 3pm.

The day will start with heavy rain through the night and early hours, and looks set to remain until around 9am. As the morning progresses, the rain should ease and there will be spells of sunshine in the afternoon. 

By around 9pm, the rain will have almost completely stopped, making way for a dry but cloudy night. Friday (March 17) will start off cloudy but will then turn brighter with some showers.

The weekend looks set to have more of the same with sunshine and showers on the cards for Saturday. Sunday will be cloudy and dry for many.

Met Office forecast for the North West

March 14

Sunny intervals and scattered wintry showers during the morning. Turning cloudier during the afternoon as a band of more organised rain, sleet, and snow showers moves southwards. Feeling colder, particularly in the breeze. Maximum temperature 6C.

Rain, sleet, and snow showers will continue to move southwards during the evening. Conditions will become drier overnight with clear spells allowing for a widespread frost to develop. Winds easing. Minimum temperature -3C.

March 15

After a bright but chilly start, cloud builds during the afternoon with rain and snow, mainly across the hills, arriving by the evening. Cold with light winds, though strengthening later. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

More rain is on its way to Manchester
More rain is on its way to Manchester
More rain is on its way to Manchester

Outlook for March 16 to 18

Remaining unsettled with showers, heavy at times, and longer spells of rain into the weekend. Often windy though turning milder.