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

    Regional forecast for East of England

    Becoming mostly dry with variable cloud and light winds.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Cloudy with some showery rain at first this evening, becoming mostly dry overnight with some clear spells. This will allow a few mist or fog patches to develop Light winds. Minimum Temperature 11C.

    Tuesday:

    Any early mist or fog patches clearing. Generally rather large cloud amounts, perhaps giving an isolated afternoon shower, but some bright or sunny spells are also possible. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 21C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Predominantly settled conditions. Variable and often large amounts of cloud may give some patchy drizzle at times, but there will also be some warm sunny spells. Overnight mist/fog patches likely.

    Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunny spells in the west Tuesday, cloudier in the east.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Becoming mainly cloudy across eastern and perhaps central England with increasing amounts of hill fog and patchy drizzle. Elsewhere, with light winds and clear spells, a few fog patches are likely to develop. Chilly in the north and west.

    Tuesday:

    Early fog patches clearing, then northern and western areas mainly dry with warm sunny spells. Probably cloudier in parts of eastern and central England, with the odd shower possible.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

    Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Monday 15 Sep 2014:

    Many places dry through the weekend, with variable, but often large amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells, but there is an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading across southern and southwestern areas, possibly extending to central areas by the end of Sunday. Into next week, still a good deal of dry weather, especially towards the north, but probably becoming more unsettled from the southwest, with heavy rain possible at times. Light winds at first but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

    During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

    Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 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!