Manchester has an enormous array of festivals and entertainment venues as well as a long history in a variety of areas such as music, sports and textiles. It has a rich cultural background while maintaining a modern feel that seems incongruous to those who have not been to Manchester themselves.
The average temperature during this month is 42.3°F (5.7°C). This is combined from the average low nighttime temperature of 37°F (3°C) and the average high daytime temperature of 48°F (9°C). Although tourists will still require a jacket or coat, the weather is not uncomfortably cold at this time of year.
There is an average of 2.4" (60 mm) of precipitation which falls on an average of 12.1 days.
There is an average of 95.2 hours of sunlight during March. This is a drastic increase from January and February.
Those who visit Manchester in March have the opportunity to witness two major festivals that are distinctly different but have one thing in common. Both give a nod to neighbouring cultures.
The second event in March is the Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival. Another lengthy celebration, this one lasts ten days and offers screenings of Hispanic movies of all types. In addition, it previews upcoming movies and debuts world premieres of the same genre.