Temperatures in Manchester set to rise to almost 20C as April ‘heatwave’ to hit - full Met Office forecast

The Met Office forecast suggests above average temperatures are on their way to Manchester

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Spring has well and truly sprung in Manchester, and it’s set to get even warmer as we make our way through April. The Met Office has forecast temperatures as high as 19C could hit Manchester as early as next week.

The upturn in temperature will be a welcome change from the colder weather of late. It also signals a start to warmer days ahead, with us all hoping this is a sign of things to come.

The difference in temperature is set to be drastic. Today (April 12) the high temperature in Manchester will be 8C, but in just six days time, on April 18, this will be up to 19C.

As the temperature rises over the weekend, conditions will dry up across the region. By the end of the week, there will be plenty of clouds around but temperatures should reach 17C.

Wednesday April 12

A windy day with bands of showers and longer periods of rain. These will be heavy at times with hail and thunder possible and perhaps some snow over higher ground. Winds easing for a time this afternoon. Feeling unseasonably cold. Maximum temperature 8C.

Turning very windy with gales or severe gales early this evening, especially in coastal areas. Further frequent showers at first, but winds and showers slowly easing overnight. Turning chilly. Minimum temperature 4C.

Thursday April 13

A drier and brighter day for most with sunny spells. Scattered showers developing, these turning locally heavy, but some places staying dry. Not as cold as today but still breezy. Maximum temperature 9C.

Outbreaks of rain and showers on Friday, then a fine day on Saturday with sunny spells and lighter winds. Largely dry albeit cloudier on Sunday. Temperatures are gradually rising.