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Thursday

Heavy Rain Shower

5°C 41°F 1°C 34°F West North Westerly
Wind Speed 18 km/h 11 mph
Friday

Light Rain

4°C 39°F 2°C 36°F West South Westerly
Wind Speed 19 km/h 12 mph
Saturday

Light Rain Shower

5°C 41°F 0°C 32°F Westerly
Wind Speed 13 km/h 8 mph
Sunday

Heavy Rain

9°C 48°F 5°C 41°F South South Easterly
Wind Speed 19 km/h 12 mph
Monday

Light Cloud

8°C 46°F 5°C 41°F West South Westerly
Wind Speed 18 km/h 11 mph

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Weather forecast details for Thursday 18 January. Each column contains hourly forecast details for weather conditions, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, visibility and pressure.
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Weather Conditions Light Cloud Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Heavy Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Shower Light Rain Light Rain Shower Light Rain Light Rain Light Rain Sleet Sleet Shower  
Temperature (°C/°F) 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 4°C 39°F 5°C 41°F 3°C 37°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 2°C 36°F 2°C 36°F 2°C 36°F 2°C 36°F 2°C 36°F  
Wind Speed (mph/km/h) Wind Speed 19 km/h 12 mph West North Westerly Wind Speed 19 km/h 12 mph Westerly Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph West North Westerly Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph Westerly Wind Speed 19 km/h 12 mph Westerly Wind Speed 18 km/h 11 mph West North Westerly Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph Westerly Wind Speed 18 km/h 11 mph Westerly Wind Speed 19 km/h 12 mph Westerly Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph Westerly Wind Speed 13 km/h 8 mph Westerly Wind Speed 13 km/h 8 mph Westerly Wind Speed 14 km/h 9 mph Westerly Wind Speed 13 km/h 8 mph West South Westerly Wind Speed 13 km/h 8 mph Westerly Wind Speed 14 km/h 9 mph Westerly Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph Westerly Wind Speed 14 km/h 9 mph Westerly Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph West South Westerly Wind Speed 14 km/h 9 mph West South Westerly Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph West South Westerly Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph West South Westerly Wind Speed 14 km/h 9 mph West South Westerly  
Wind Direction WNW W WNW W W WNW W W W W W W W WSW W W W W WSW WSW WSW WSW WSW  
Humidity 88% 93% 94% 90% 86% 90% 88% 88% 88% 89% 89% 88% 89% 89% 89% 90% 90% 88% 88% 88% 89% 88% 86%  
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) VGMMGVGGGGMGGGVGVGGMGVGVGGGGG 
Pressure (Millibars) 994 996 997 997 998 999 999 999 1000 1000 1001 1002 1003 1003 1004 1004 1004 1004 1004 1005 1005 1005 1004  

North West England

Forecast Summary

  • Today

    An icy start for some with snow in places. Windy to start, but easing through the day. There will be sunny spells and frequent wintry showers, some turning heavy with a risk of thunder.

  • Tonight

    Wintry showers will continue overnight, most frequent and heavy across northern and western parts. Otherwise it will be dry and cold, with frost and ice in places.

Environmental Summary

UV: 1

UK Range: 1-8

Pollution: Low

UK Range: Low to Very High

Met Office Warnings Issued For: Greater Manchester

  1. Yellow warning of wind

    From:
    0255 on Thu 18 January
    To:
    0900 on Thu 18 January
    Updated 18 January at 02:53 Active

    Warning

    Very strong winds will affect parts of the UK early on Thursday. The strongest winds are expected to transfer eastwards across the warning area, before clearing by mid-morning.

    Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations. There is also a possibility that some bridges may close. Power cuts may occur, and there is the potential for other services, such as mobile phone coverage, to be affected. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings.In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

    This is an update to the warning, to increase the southward extent.

  2. Yellow warning of snow

    From:
    0555 on Thu 18 January
    To:
    1100 on Thu 18 January
    Updated 18 January at 05:51 Active

    Warning

    Ice is likely to continue to be a problem in places this morning. This will be due to a mix of clear spells and wintry showers in the north and west of Scotland, with some further accumulations of snow on hills. Further south, across Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of southern and central Scotland, overnight rain, sleet and (in places) heavy snow is clearing to allow icy stretches to develop in places.

    Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times. Injuries may occur on icy surfaces.

  3. Yellow warning of ice

    From:
    0555 on Thu 18 January
    To:
    1100 on Thu 18 January
    Updated 18 January at 05:51 Active

    Warning

    Ice is likely to continue to be a problem in places this morning. This will be due to a mix of clear spells and wintry showers in the north and west of Scotland, with some further accumulations of snow on hills. Further south, across Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of southern and central Scotland, overnight rain, sleet and (in places) heavy snow is clearing to allow icy stretches to develop in places.

    Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times. Injuries may occur on icy surfaces.

A list of all UK Warnings can be found on our More UK Weather page.

Weather Warnings Key

  • Red: Take action
  • Amber: Be prepared
  • Yellow: Be aware

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Observations

Observed at 05:00, Thursday 18 January

Drizzle

2°C 36°F

Wind Speed 39 km/h 24 mph North Westerly

Humidity: 95%

Visibility: Excellent

Pressure: 990mb, Rising

Observation station: Leek, Thorncliffe

(Lat: 53.4464 | Lon: -2.3073)

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