Manchester is a unique city in not only its acceptance of other cultures, but also in its celebration of them. This is not demonstrated better at any other time of year than it is in October. During this month two festivals which showcase the cultural specialties of other nearby regions take place.
The first is called Asia Triennial Manchester. This event actually lasts well into the month of November. It mainly features South Asian art.
In celebrating the cultures of other places, Manchester does not forget its own. The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is also held during October. For food lovers, this is a must. Those who would like to experience a part of the local culture should make plans to attend as well.
There are ten days during the month dedicated to gourmet treats. This includes food markets, cooking demonstrations by famous chefs, and events and specials offered by individual restaurants.
October is also the time of year when Manchester celebrates its literature, with yet another 10-day festival.
October's average temperature is 51.1°F (10.6°C). This brings an average low temperature of 46°F (8°C) at night and the average high temperature is 55°F (13°C) during the daytime hours.
Precipitation is on the higher side this month. There is an average of 4.6" (118 mm) of precipitation, and there is an average of 13.2 days of precipitation.
There is an average of 97.7 hours of sunlight for the month of October.