Manchester, England, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.

General health necessities

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

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January

January 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 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

February in Manchester is cold and very 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).

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March

If you are 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).

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April

If you vacation in Manchester during April, you are likely to find that it is cool and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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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 low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June in Manchester is balmy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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July

If you visit Manchester during July, you may notice that it is balmy and extremely rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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August

August in Manchester is mild and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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September

September in Manchester is crisp and extremely 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).

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October

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

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November

In November, Manchester can be very chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Manchester, with most of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

December in Manchester is cold and extremely rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Manchester.

If you visit the Museum of Science and Industry, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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