Today marks the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. The sun will set at 9.42 pm tonight, making this day around 9 hours longer than the solstice in December.
And what a beautiful day for it, with temperatures soaring to 24°C today in Manchester and glorious weather set to continue for days after the summer solstice. Wednesday will continue the trend with highs of 24°C, while Thursday will boast even higher temperatures with 26°C predicted.
Friday, unfortunately, won’t be as sunny but it will still be pretty warm, with highs of 21°C and some lovely grey clouds, and then we’ll see the temperature drop slightly but with highs above 18°C until the end of the month.
It’s not often that we have proper summer weather in Manchester, but this week is the optimal time to get the BBQ out, go for a swim at the beach or even visit one of Manchester’s many rooftop restaurants. Just be sure to bring your suncream and antihistamines because the UV Index and pollen count will be high.