Snow alert for parts of UK as temperatures in Manchester look set to plummet by 10°C

As some parts of the United Kingdom prepare for the first snowfall of autumn, Manchester is bracing itself for a drop in temperature of approximately 10°C.

There have been reports of some light dustings of snow in northern Scotland however this could spread to other parts of the United Kingdom as temperatures drop over the coming days.

It’s unlikely Manchester will see snowfall in the coming days however the temperature is set to drop significantly.

The feels-like temperature in Manchester on Thursday afternoon was 15°C, according to Met Office weather experts however, it looks like temperatures could drop by as much as 10°C by Sunday.

North West England weather forecast

This evening and tonight:

Remaining generally overcast with showers continuing this evening, these likely merging into longer spells of rain and becoming heavy at times overnight. Winds easing slightly but remaining breezy. Minimum temperature 10 °C.


Early rain clearing to give a bright but breezy day. Blustery showers will push in from the west through the day, these perhaps turning heavy in places. Feeling cool. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

An unsettled spell with heavy rain and strong winds likely through Saturday. Turning showery into Sunday and Monday, with strong winds easing into the start of the week.

(Source: The Met Office)