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  • Wed Wednesday
    24°C 16°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    28°C 16°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    27°C 16°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    25°C 16°C
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Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0000 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Mainly clear overnight, cloudy near some coasts.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy along some coasts, mainly in the north. Elsewhere clear at first, but with some coastal cloud spreading inland overnight, mainly into northern and western areas. Mist and fog forming in places. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Wednesday:

Areas of mist and low cloud gradually lifting and breaking to give a very warm afternoon with sunny spells, though with a small chance of a light shower. Maximum Temperature 28C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Staying very warm inland, and feeling humid. Often cooler along the coast with low cloud and sea breezes. Risk of heavy showers developing on Friday and Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very warm and sunny for most on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud in the east will edge westwards into central parts overnight giving some mist and hill fog in places, while showery rain in western Northern Ireland and western Scotland eases. Elsewhere it will remain fine, with some clear periods.

Wednesday:

Mainly fine and very warm or hot with low cloud across central parts becoming confined to northeastern coasts where it will feel cooler. Isolated thundery showers in the southwest later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry and fine for most, but occasional showers in the south, some heavy and thundery. Cloudier in the northwest with occasional rain. Very warm for many, locally hot at first.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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!