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Best time to visit Manchester, England

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The best time to visit Manchester is May-June

Manchester is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, May-June is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The warmest month of the year in Manchester is July, where the average temperature gets to around 19℃ (67℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 23℃ (73℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -1℃ (30℉).

The days are longest in Manchester in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in July, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Manchester are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

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Manchester seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Manchester as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Manchester is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Manchester

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Manchester for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Manchester climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Manchester for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Manchester in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Manchester in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Manchester in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Manchester in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Manchester in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Manchester in June

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Manchester in July

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Manchester in August

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Manchester in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Manchester in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Manchester in November

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Manchester in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Manchester in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Manchester is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 19℃ (67℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Manchester is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Manchester is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Manchester, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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