Manchester, England, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Manchester, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Manchester, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Manchester, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Manchester, England, United Kingdom by month

January

January in Manchester can be brisk and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella

February

February in Manchester can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

March

Traveling to Manchester in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

April for Manchester can be chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May in Manchester is relatively cool and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

June in Manchester is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

July

July in Manchester is balmy and extremely rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

August

In August, Manchester is mild and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Manchester, with most of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

September

In September, Manchester is relatively cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Manchester, with most of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

October

In October, Manchester can be chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Manchester, with most of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Socks

November

If you visit Manchester during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks

December

December in Manchester can be brisk and extremely rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days.

It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Manchester, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Manchester
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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