We might be hating this constant wet weather however the temperature has been rather mild in Manchester for January. Sadly, weather experts have predicted that temperatures could drop below zero next week, with a chance of snow for Greater Manchester residents.
Despite highs of 11°C being forecast for tomorrow (Saturday 14 January) this is not expected to last long as on Sunday the weather will “turn much colder”, with “wintry showers” in places, the Met Office predicts. The hail and snow showers are expected to start in hilly areas before falling at “all levels”.
With such wet weather taking place across the region this week, the Met Office also announced a yellow weather warning for rain from today (January 13) through to Sunday 15 January. The heavy rain could result in flooding of roads and homes as well as disruptions to transport and power supplies.
The Met Office’s weather outlook for Manchester from Sunday to Tuesday (January 17) reads: “Turning much colder with frosty nights and patchy ice. Sunny spells and blustery showers, these wintry on hills on Sunday but falling as hail or snow to all levels thereafter.”
The weather will decrease with lows of around -1°C are also forecast Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week, with the possibility of some snow falling in parts of Greater Manchester on those days. The Met Office’s long range weather forecast reads: “Tuesday will see a continuation of sunny spells and wintry showers in many central and northern areas.
“Further into the week colder conditions than of late are expected to continue, with overnight frost and some further wintry showers and ice. However, with time, there are signs that it will turn milder again as weather systems run in from the west, bringing further rain, especially to the west and northwest, and perhaps preceded by snow initially, along with the potential for strong winds or gales at times.”
Temperatures are forecast to rise again from Thursday 19 January and into the weekend. Looking towards the end of the month, the Met Office said “more settled conditions” are likely, but “spells of strong wind and rain” are predicted for northern areas. At the beginning of February, the meteorologists predict “a return to unsettled conditions is most likely, with further spells of strong winds and rain for all areas.”