We may have had a little taste of summer sunshine over the Easter weekend but according to the latest forecast reports things could soon be hotting up for Manchester once again, making for top beer garden weather. A mini heatwave is arriving in Manchester next week, with forecasters predicting temperatures to rise to as high as 21ºC.
After gusts of wind and rain hitting the region both yesterday and forecasted for today, the news of warmer and more pleasant temperatures has certainly perked things up. According to The Met Office, from Monday, April 17 is expected to go up to 18ºC, with lows of 9 degrees during the morning.
BBC Weather further confirms this mini heatwave for Manchester as on Tuesday (April 18) we have been promised sunshine intervals with temperatures going up to a whopping 21ºC. Wednesday is also expected to be pleasant that week with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze but still up to 21ºC on April 19.
Then on April 20, Manchester can expect a sunny day with highs of 20ºC and a gentle breeze again. The temperature is then set to go back down to 18ºC and 17ºC with light rain showers throughout the weekend, so we will need to make sure to enjoy the warm weather after work during the week.
In the long-range forecast between April 16 and 25, The Met Office says: “Rather cloudy on Sunday with some rain and drizzle likely at times in the west. Mostly dry elsewhere, with some sunny spells especially in the east, and feeling warm in any sunshine. Light to moderate winds.
“Into the start of the week, a ridge of high pressure is likely to develop, resulting in fine and dry conditions for many, with breaks in the cloud likely, especially to the lee of high ground. These settled conditions are expected to continue later in the period, with frequent dry weather for most, perhaps with the odd shower. However, the chance of showers increasing later, especially in the southwest. Temperatures generally above average through the period, and locally very warm in the sunshine at times.”
Despite this mini heatwave predicted for Manchester next week, the temperature is expected to drop to the likes of 7ºC and 8ºC so be sure to wrap up come the evening. But by day, you’ll find us at all the outdoor dining spots and beer gardens in the city.