Met Office weather forecast as yellow weather warning is issued in Manchester

As Manchester wakes up to below freezing temperatures and sharp frost we take a look at the Met Office weather forecast looking forward to the weekend.

Manchester woke up to freezing temperatures on Thursday as the first cold snap of the season hit the UK. The Met Office weather forecast predicts the freezing weather is here to stay - at least throughout the week.

With cold air from the Arctic sweeping across the UK, the Met Office have issued several warning of ice and snow, Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington, said: “As an Arctic maritime air mass settles across the UK temperatures will fall with widespread overnight frosts, severe in places, and daytime temperatures only a few degrees above freezing.

“However, the cold air from the Arctic will also bring brighter conditions, with some dry, sunny spells, particularly away from the coast and where winds are light it could feel pleasant in the sunshine. Some patchy freezing fog is also likely. ”

Manchester will see a bright and sunny Thursday (December 8) with some light or breezy inland winds but with a few risks of wintry showers. Temperatures will reach around 3 °C, and it will feel cold and chilly throughout the day. Later in the evening it will become more cloudy, and parts of North West England will see some showers with risk of ice. Temperatures could drop to -8 °C overnight.

A yellow weather warning have been issued from 4.00pm Thursday December 8 until 10.00am Saturday December 10. During the yellow warning, some disruption is likely due to icy surfaces.

Met Office weather forecast for North West England

Friday will start off with cold temperatures and frost, but with sunny skies. Closer to the coast, there are some risks of wintry showers, and temperatures across the region will not reach above low single figures.

Manchester weather forecast as temperatures drop below freezing.

Looking forward towards the weekend and into next week the weather will remain cold but dry and sunny apart from a few isolated showers. There are high risks of widespread sharp frosts overnight and some icy patches.