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Issued at: 1300 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Windy and turning colder.

Today:

Cloudy, mild and windy with outbreaks of rain during the morning. Becoming brighter with some sunshine for the afternoon and just the odd wintry shower but turning colder with a blustery wind. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Cold and windy with clear spells but also a few snow showers, particularly later in the night. Icy patches may from on untreated surfaces. Minimum Temperature -1C.

Thursday:

Staying cold and breezy with sunny spells and a few further sleet and snow showers which may give a slight covering of snow in places. Maximum Temperature 3C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cold and often windy with a marked wind-chill. Sunny spells can be expected along with some snow showers, most frequent across Norfolk. Overnight frosts and a risk of icy patches.

Updated at: 0253 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning much colder through Wednesday with snow in the north.

Today:

Cloudy, mild start in the south with some rain, locally heavy and squally, before clearing by lunchtime. Much colder, brighter conditions follow with frequent sleet and snow showers in the north/northwest with some accumulations likely. Windy, gales in the north.

Tonight:

Windy night with frequent snow showers, locally thundery, across northern and northwestern parts. Scattered wintry showers elsewhere, these mainly in west. Clear spells allowing a frost away from western coasts.

Thursday:

Another cold day with sunny spells and sleet and snow showers. Across southern parts, however, snow primarily falling over hills. Strong winds, especially in the west, will accentuate the cold.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and wintry showers Friday, mainly rain to low levels. Thereafter, colder northerly winds will bring snow showers to northern parts and windward coasts, but some may push well inland.

Updated at: 0300 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 2 Feb 2015 to Wednesday 11 Feb 2015:

The general cold feel to the weather will continue during the first week of February, as the northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country. Showers will be frequent across northern parts and may affect other coastal areas at times, with widespread overnight frost and ice too. There is a low probability of more widespread rain and snow over southwestern areas, early in the week. Strong northerly winds at first, with gales in places, will lead to a significant wind chill, this gradually easing. The driest and brightest weather will be across sheltered southern parts. There are signals for a change to less cold temperatures and spells of rain by next weekend, though there is still a risk of snow, frost and ice at times.

UK Outlook for Thursday 12 Feb 2015 to Thursday 26 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing more settled conditions, particularly in the south.

Updated at: 0300 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

Weather map

Wed 1400

Weather forecast map for Cambridge

Cambridge Cambridge – Light shower day 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Light shower day 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Heavy shower day 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Light shower day 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Light shower day 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Light shower day 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Light shower day 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Light shower day 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Heavy shower day 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Dover – Heavy shower day 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Sheffield – Light rain 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Sunny intervals 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton Southampton – Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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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 England 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 Cambridge, minimum average daytime temperatures range from 1.9 °C to 1.3 °C during the winter months. This is slightly above the UK average. February is the coldest month and usually has more air frost days than any other - although December is a close second. It's also the driest individual month of the year. Rainfall accumulation in Cambridge is at its second lowest during winter. Despite this, January has the most days of rainfall greater than 1 mm.

Average maximum daytime temperatures in Cambridge can increase from 10.6 °C in March to approaching 17 °C by May. These values are around 2 degrees above the UK average. Days of air frost halve from March to April and around four days every ten years of air frost in May. Spring is the driest time in Cambridge, with rainfall accumulation significantly below the UK average.

The hottest month of the year in Cambridge is July, when temperatures typically reach 23 °C. Rainfall is higher than spring, although still less than both autumn and the UK average for summer. Over the course of summer, the most rainfall usually occurs in June when rainfall accumulation is around 56 mm.

Cambridge is one of the driest locations in the United Kingdom. Autumn sees the most rain but it's still notably lower than many other places. For October, the wettest month, rainfall accumulation is 59 mm. The UK average for October is double this figure. Temperatures generally decrease from highs of 19 °C in September to maxima of 10 °C by November. On average there is at least 1 day every year of air frost in October, but this more than quadruples in November.

Climate data based on Cambridge Niab, 1981 - 2010.

Last updated: 14 August 2014