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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for East of England

    Dry with warm sunny spells. Breezy.

    Today:

    Dry with a good deal of sunshine for most places during the morning. More cloud will develop during the day, but still remaining bright. Feeling warm in the sunshine, with a moderate westerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 23C.

    Tonight:

    Chance of the odd isolated shower affecting Cambridgeshire and Norfolk during the evening. Otherwise, staying largely dry with clear spells and light winds. Minimum Temperature 13C.

    Thursday:

    Most parts dry with warm sunny spells during the morning. Cloud is likely to thicken later in the afternoon with a few isolated showers developing, perhaps locally heavy. Maximum Temperature 24C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Friday starting mostly fine and dry, but heavy rain or showers possible later. Saturday, further showers or rain, heavy at times. Breezy but mostly dry and bright Sunday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Showers affecting northwestern parts. Drier and brighter elsewhere.

    Today:

    Most places will see another fine and dry day with bright or sunny spells. Still breezy for a time in parts of the north with scattered showers, some of these turning heavy.

    Tonight:

    Staying dry across many southern and eastern areas with evening sunshine and clear spells overnight. Partly cloudy with scattered showers continuing further north and west, although becoming less breezy.

    Thursday:

    Showers will continue across the north and west, turning heavy and perhaps thundery at times, especially Scotland. Drier in the southeast with warm sunny spells, but still with isolated showers.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and showers or rain. Becoming drier in the south on Sunday, but cloudier with rain in north.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 4 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 13 Aug 2014:

    Many areas probably starting off fine and generally dry on Monday. However, cloud and rain, possibly heavy at times, will gradually spread from the west through the latter part of Monday, through probably not reaching eastern regions until later on Tuesday. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the second half of next week.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 27 Aug 2014:

    With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

    Location Details

    Norwich

    Location: 52.6305, 1.2991

    Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

    Norwich information

    Norwich is 117 miles north east of London, about 20 miles inland of the North Sea coast. It is bisected by the River Wensum and bordered at its southern reaches by the River Yare.

    The area has been settled since ancient times. The local pre Roman centre of population was believed to be at Caister St Edmunds, some 4 miles south of the current city centre. There is a lot of evidence of local Roman occupation and development. This area was the centre of the revolt led by Boudica around 60 AD.

    Evidence indicates that Norwich was developed after the Romans abandoned Caister in about 450 AD. At the time of the Norman invasion the city was one of the largest in England and the Domesday Book (1086), records its size at the time to include 25 churches and a population of up to 10,000 souls. By 1096 the building of the cathedral started using Caen stone from Normandy which required the cutting of a canal from the river.

    Following a riot in the city in 1274, Norwich has the distinction of being the only English city to be excommunicated by the Pope.

    The area has been and still is important agriculturally and was for many years a key exporter of wool and wool products. This trade generated local wealth and paid for the construction of many churches. Norwich has more medieval churches than any other western European city north of the Alps.

    The first provincial newspaper in Britain was established in Norwich in 1701, the Norwich Post.

    The first rail connection to London was opened in 1845, until which it was quicker to travel to Amsterdam by boat than to get to London