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Saturday (28 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 18:25 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2300 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Breezy, rather cloudy, and mainly dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Breezy and rather cloudy this evening and overnight. A few outbreaks of rain may develop at times, mainly later in the night, but otherwise it should be largely dry. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Sunday:

Becoming wet and windy for much of the morning after a dry start. Rain clearing early afternoon to leave a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers, and remaining windy. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday starting bright and chilly, but becoming cloudy with rain later, very windy overnight. Tuesday and Wednesday rather cold and very windy at times, with sunny spells and isolated showers.

Updated at: 1505 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Staying windy, with further showers or rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showery rain across northern and western areas this evening and overnight, heavy at times. Drier at first with clear spells further south, though rain and gales arrive into Wales and southwest England by dawn. Remaining breezy through the night.

Sunday:

Windy, with gales and locally heavy rain in the west clearing eastwards across England, though turning showery with some thunder possible later. Brighter, showery conditions in the north.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy throughout with local gales. Rain arriving from the west on Monday, clearing to blustery showers, with sunny intervals on Tuesday and Wednesday. The showers mainly in north and west.

Updated at: 1536 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Apr 2015 to Saturday 11 Apr 2015:

Cool and showery weather will continue affecting some northern parts on Thursday, whilst further south it will turn cloudier with some rain crossing eastwards, and eventually clearing away southeast during Friday. Into the Easter weekend, it is most likely that we'll see less windy conditions with more fine and dry weather around, though it is likely to feel cool at times with some showers possible for all. Thereafter changeable conditions are expected, most often across the north, whilst high pressure close to the south of the UK, perhaps occasionally amplifying northwards across the UK, is likely to bring some more prolonged drier and brighter conditions across the south west in particular. Temperatures will generally be near average, occasionally just above in sunnier spells, though with localised overnight frost also possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Apr 2015 to Sunday 26 Apr 2015:

The changeable period is expected to continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. With a westerly weather type most likely showery outbreaks or longer spells of rain are likely to affect parts of the UK throughout the period. These unsettled conditions will be most frequent across the northwest, although extending further south and east at times. There will also be some drier, brighter and settled periods, these most prolonged the south and east, and perhaps also later in the period. Temperatures are expected to remain close to the average for the middle of April. However they will vary from day to day, and there are likely to be some cold nights, especially in the north where localised frosts remain possible.

Updated at: 1131 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Cambridge

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