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Cambridge

  • Averages table
  • Averages graphs
  • Location comparison
  • Climate station map
  • Averages maps

Averages table

The averages table shows the latest set of 30-year averages, covering the period 1981-2010, for the nearest / most similar climate station to your chosen location. The other tabs show averages tables for districts, regions and the UK, covering the periods 1961-1990, 1971-2000 and 1981-2010.

Averages graphs

The graph provides an alternative representation of the average data for your chosen location. By moving your mouse cursor over the graph you can see the average figures for your chosen climate variable for each month.

Location comparison

The comparison graphs enable you to compare the averages for two chosen locations. For example, you can see if one location is, on average, significantly warmer, drier, or sunnier than the other.

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

Climate station map

The climate station map shows around 300 stations across the UK for which 1981-2010 averages are available. By clicking on one of the sites you will be taken to the table of available data.

Averages maps

These maps enable you to view maps of monthly, seasonal and annual averages for the UK or your selected region. The analyses are based on 1 km grid-point data sets which are derived from station data. UK maps are available for the averaging periods 1961-1990, 1971-2000 and 1981-2010. Regional maps are only available for the period 1971-2000.

Cambridge information

Cambridge is a city that is renowned for its world famous university. The University of Cambridge, founded in 1209, is famed for not only being the second oldest university in the world but also for having more Nobel Prize winners amongst it’s alumni than any other university in history. To date, 61 former graduates have won the Nobel Prize, along with eight Fields Medals and two Abel Prizes.

But the city is about more than just education. Cambridge dates back to before the Roman Empire, where there is evidence of a settlement in the area from a 3,500 year old farmstead found in the ground of Fitzwilliam College. The current population of the city is around 130,000, with roughly 22,000 students.

In 1951, Cambridge was granted its City Charter in recognition of its historic importance and economic success.

This economic success can be seen clearly with Cambridge at the heart of high-tech industry. The area known as Silicon Fen — a play on Silicon Valley and the fens (wetland) surrounding the city. Its economic power lies in industries such as software and bioscience, many of these companies were created by graduates of the University. Over 40% of the workforce has a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.

Cambridge is one of the driest places in the UK, receiving around � national average of rainfall and rarely seeing a white Christmas.

Cambridge is also known for playing a major role in the invention of the modern game of football. In 1863, members of the university wrote the first set of rules and game was played on Parker’s Piece — a game largely considered to be the first game of football as we would recognise it today.

The city is also known for its extensive list of events through the year, most famous of which is Midsummer Fair which dates back to 1211. This remains one of the largest outdoor markets in Europe and runs for the three days, leading up to Midsummer’s Day. In 2009, Cambridge hosted the second largest Beer Festival outside of London and served an impressive 90,000 pints of beer!