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    • Regional
    • UK 5 days
    • UK 6-30 days

    Regional forecast for East of England

    Showers at first tonight, sunny intervals and further showers tomorrow.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Scattered showers, perhaps heavy and thundery in places, will die out by midnight. It will become chilly by morning as some long clear spells develop and winds fall light. Minimum Temperature 7C.

    Saturday:

    Starting dry with sunny spells, but cloudier in the afternoon with scattered showers later in the day, perhaps heavy and thundery in places. A very chilly night to follow. Maximum Temperature 18C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Dry on Sunday with sunny spells. Turning cloudy on Monday with outbreaks of rain , the rain easing during Tuesday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    A chilly night, sunshine and isolated showers tomorrow.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Isolated showers are likely to continue throughout the night, mainly for windward coastal areas. However most places will have a dry and increasingly clear night, along with the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it becoming rather chilly.

    Saturday:

    A generally fine and dry day, with sunny periods. However showers will continue to affect some central and eastern areas, where they could be heavy with thunder, before easing later.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Cold start in the east Sunday, but mostly dry with some sunshine. Rain in the west later, spreading east Monday, heavy at times, drier in north. Rain gradually clearing Tuesday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 to Friday 5 Sep 2014:

    Rather unsettled in the south for the latter part of next week, whilst northern areas will generally see drier and brighter weather. A quieter start to next weekend, though the general trend is for more changeable conditions later with heaviest and most persistent rain in the west, winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. Wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast and possibly becoming lengthier with time. Temperatures will be near normal, but warm at times during drier spells and towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Saturday 20 Sep 2014:

    Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

    Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

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    Cambridge

    Location: 52.2075, 0.124

    Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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    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!