Will there be a heatwave in Manchester in April 2022? Met Office weather forecast for Easter explained

The average maximum temperature in Manchester for April is 13°C, according to the Met Office.

Some weather experts have suggested parts of the United Kingdom could see a heatwave in April.

Senior meteorologist at the British Weather Services, Jim Dale said it’s possible that some parts of the UK could see temperatures as high as 27°C and 28°C.

“I think hot weather could come in fairly early as far as April is concerned perhaps,” said Mr. Dale,

“I know March is the start of spring but I think we’re probably going to get properly into April before we start to see the searing sort of temperatures.”

He added: “I wouldn’t be surprised to see 26°C, 27°C, 28°C in the middle of April.

“Longer-term, given what’s happening globally in terms of the temperature profiles in the southern hemisphere and what’s also happening in the United States, I would not be surprised if we started to see some big highlights - in whichever direction it goes, either cold or hot.”

Will there be a heatwave in Manchester in April 2022?

Long-term weather forecasts are not always accurate and can be subject to change.

The beginning of April was wet in Manchester with the daily high temperature slightly below average.

However, it’s not all doom - temperatures are set to increase from the middle of April onward when several days of pleasant weather is forecast.

The high temperature for each day of April in Manchester is expected to be between 9°C and 15°C - the average maximum high and low temperatures for Manchester in April are 13°C and 4°C respectively, according to the Met Office.

And over Easter bank holiday weekend, temperatures are expected to peak at 19C on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday: see our daily forecast here.

UK long range weather forecast - Thursday April 7 to Thursday April 21

“The weather is likely to turn more unsettled in early April,” the Met Office predicts.

“Showers or longer spells of rain are more likely to be seen across the UK, although short drier and more settled interludes are still possible.”

The Met Office adds: “Showers may be heavy at times, with thunder and hail.

“Moving into mid-April, there is a trend for a return to more settled weather again, although some rain and showers are still possible in places.

“Temperatures are likely to be near average, with the south and southeast on the slightly warmer side.”