Manchester is England's third most visited city, mainly due to the attractions that are offered monthly and those that are open all year long.
Despite the reputation that much of the United Kingdom has earned for being rainy for most of the year, Manchester's average precipitation is surprisingly lower than the country's national average. The winters are cold there, and the summers are warm and sunny, so depending on what time of year tourists visit Manchester, they are bound to have a unique experience.
In January, visitors can attend the National Winter Ales Festival. In this festival, over 200 different types and brands of beer and ales compete. Sampling and purchasing are strongly encouraged. There are even some warm ales to knock off the winter chill.
Many tourists underestimate the size and general history of Manchester. Its distinct reputation as being an innovative, exciting city has drawn many cultures of people over the years. Therefore, the Chinese New Year is celebrated in Manchester's extensive Chinatown. The celebration includes fireworks and a recreation of the original Chinese Golden Dragon Parade.
Visitors should make every effort to take in as much of the musical, historical, and scientific information that the city has to offer via its amazing array of museums and galleries.
The average temperature is 38.9°F (3.85°C). The average low temperature is 36°F (2°C), while the average high temperature is 45°F (7°C).
There is an average of 3.8" (97 mm) of precipitation. This occurs on an average of 13.6 days.
There is an average of 49.6 hours of sunlight for the entire month.