Weather Forecast Today - Bolton - Tuesday 21st February 2017
There will be light rain. Peak temperature should be approximately 11° C (but it will feel like 8° C due to the wind chill factor).
It is fairly likely to rain (roughly a 96% likelihood). Do not forget your brolly if you are going to be in the open. The humidity level today will be roughly 92%.
The UV Index will be 1 (low). You can safely leave your suncream at home.
The visibility today will be moderate. Find a good vantage point and you should be able to see as far as 4 to 10 km away (2.5 to 6.2 miles). The wind speed at midday will be around 4 mph (light breeze). The wind direction will be south south west.
Weather Forecast Tonight - Bolton - Tuesday 21st February 2017
There will be light rain showers in Bolton tonight. The minimum temperature is going to be 7° C (but it is going to feel like 4° C).
There is a good chance it will rain tonight (95 percent to be precise). Humidity will be around 91 %.
The wind speed tonight will be approximately 16 mph (moderate breeze), blowing west south west.
Weather Forecast Tomorrow - Bolton - Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Expect cloudy weather in Bolton tomorrow. Peak daytime temperature should be approximately 8° C (it will feel like 4° C).
More likely than not it will be a dry day tomorrow. The chance of it raining is roughly 23%. Humidity tomorrow is forecast to be around 70%.
The UV Index should be around 1 (low).
The visibility level tomorrow is expected to be very good. From a good vantage point you should be able to see for 20 to 40 km (12.4 to 24.9 miles). Wind speed at noon is forecast to be 16 mph (moderate breeze). It will be blowing west.
5 Day Forecast For Bolton
A 5-day weather forecast for Bolton is shown in the table below.
Day Max Temp (° C)
Night Min Temp (° C)
Chance of Rain (%)
Wind Speed (mph)
Tuesday 21st February - Day
Tuesday 21st February - Night
Wednesday 22nd February - Day
Wednesday 22nd February - Night
Thursday 23rd February - Day
Thursday 23rd February - Night
Friday 24th February - Day
Friday 24th February - Night
Saturday 25th February - Day
Saturday 25th February - Night
Forecast - Location Details
The weather forecast for Bolton is based on data provided by the Met Office for the location shown on the map below. The weather in other areas of Bolton may vary slightly.
Things To Do And Places To Visit In Bolton Today
Based on the weather forecast for today, Tuesday 21st February 2017, indoor activities will probably be most appropriate.
This is because the Met Office forecasts that at noon today in Bolton there will be light rain.
Suitable indoor attractions, things to do, places to visit, and activities in and around Bolton are listed below:
- Octagon Theatre - Producing theatre in Bolton town centre.
- The Valley - Leisure park with cinema, several restaurants, and a health club.
- Vue Cinema Bolton - 12-screen cinema at Middlebrook.
- Cineworld Bolton - Cinema at The Valley leisure park in Astley Bridge, Bolton.
- Bolton Steam Museum - Completely indoors. Combine your visit with a shopping trip to Morrisons. Check opening dates before visiting.
- Macron Stadium - Stadium of Bolton Wanderers FC. Tours available on certain days. Must be booked in advance.
- Bolton Museum, Art Gallery & Aquarium - Home to one of the largest collections of Egyptian artefacts outside London.
- Hollywood Bowl - Modern tenpin bowling centre at Middlebrook.
- Hall i’ th’ Wood - Historic house where Samuel Crompton invented the Spinning Mule
Historical Weather Data
Weather data is provided by the Met Office. Unfortunately, they do not currently have historical data for Bolton. The nearest Met Office climate station to Bolton with a complete set of historical data is Rochdale, approximately 10 miles from Bolton.
In the winter (December to March) the average maximum temperature is 6.7 °C (slightly warmer than the UK average of 6.6 °C but colder than the England average of 7.1 °C). The average minimum temperature is 1.1 °C. February is the coldest month of the year with an average minimum temperature of 1°C.
The warmest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 19.7 °C. In the summer months (June, July and August) the average maximum temperature is 19 °C, colder than the average for England (20.1 °C), but warmer than the UK average (18.6 °C).
The wettest months are October, November, December, and January. Average rainfall in a year is 1,118.6 mm, significantly higher than the average recorded in England (854.8 mm), but slightly lower than the UK average (1,154 mm).
The sunniest part of the year is the period from April to September. December is the darkest month with just 31.5 hours of sunshine.
Bolton (Rochdale) – Weather Averages 1981 – 2010
|Month||Rochdale Average Maximum Temperature (°C)||Rochdale Average Minimum Temperature (°C)||Rochdale Average Sunshine Hours||Rochdale Average Rainfall (mm)|
|Annual Average / Total||12.7||5.8||1,212.4||1,118.6|
England – Weather Averages 1981 – 2010
|Month||England Average Maximum Temperature (°C)||England Average Minimum Temperature (°C)||England Average Sunshine Hours||England Average Rainfall (mm)|
UK – Weather Averages 1981 – 2010
|Month||UK Average Maximum Temperature (°C)||UK Average Minimum Temperature (°C)||UK Average Sunshine Hours||UK Average Rainfall (mm)|