May is an extremely pleasant month in Manchester. The weather is warming up nicely, and there is a variety of activities going on in the area.
One such activity is the Future Everything conference. During this time, locations all over the city boast displays, demonstrations and exhibitions of electronics as well as experimental music and art. The exhibit is very popular and draws artists and tourist from the area and from international locations as well. Because of its popularity, this event has even inspired the April's Simulating Everything exhibition.
Another activity in the city during May is the annual BUPA Great Manchester Run. This race began in 2003 and became an instant success, registering about 38,000 runners every year.
There is also a junior run on Saturday before the main event on Sunday. Records are set and broken every year during this city-wide 10K. Throughout the historic downtown course, which passes Salford Quays and the Imperial War Museum North, there are DJs and bands set up to keep the runners motivated.
Due to the nice weather in May, a summer-long outdoor film screening begins. It is called Spinningfields, and it is a picturesque way to spend an evening. It is held in an open, grassy venue which has picnic tables for seating, but most prefer the ground.
The average temperature is 52.3°F (11.3°C). The average low temperature is 45°F (7°C) at night, but the daytimes are much warmer, with an average high temperature of 59°F (15°C).
There is an average of 2.5" (65 mm) of precipitation. This rainfall comes on an average of 10.1 days.
There is an overwhelming average of 188.8 hours of sunlight during May.