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  • Wed Wednesday
    19°C 12°C
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    18°C 9°C
    Light shower day
  • Fri Friday
    18°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    20°C 12°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 18:54 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0000 on Wed 24 Sep 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

Rain arriving after midnight, gradually clearing during Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry with clear spells this evening, allowing temperatures to fall initially. Then becoming milder after midnight as cloud and outbreaks of rain arrive from the northwest, some fairly heavy. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Wednesday:

Cloudy with spells of rain initially. Becoming brighter and drier later in the morning and into the afternoon with just a scattering showers developing. Light northwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday chilly start, then dry with sunny periods. Friday will be cloudier, but mostly dry. Saturday largely cloudy with spells of rain or drizzle interspersed with drier periods.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing southeastwards overnight, turning mostly fine for Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain across some northwestern parts will continue to push southeastwards, reaching southern and southeastern parts towards dawn. Clear spells and scattered showers will follow, these mainly affecting western and northern coasts.

Wednesday:

The patchy rain will clear the southeast by midday. Then there should be plenty of dry weather with sunny spells and just a few well scattered showers. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Southern and eastern parts starting dry and fine, but becoming cloudier into the weekend. Further north and west, generally cloudier, fresher and windier with some rain at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 7 Oct 2014:

Much of the UK should be largely dry through the beginning of the week. It will often be rather cloudy, although there may still be some sunny spells and isolated fog patches overnight. There should be rain at times in the north/northwest and it will become breezier here, with gales possible in the far north. Temperatures will be mostly near normal or rather warm by day, but widely well above average at night. Through the rest of the period it should continue generally dry with sunny spells, but more unsettled in the west and northwest with some rain and strong winds. Daytime temperatures are likely to remain near normal or rather warm, but nights should turn cooler with an increasing chance of ground frost, and some mist or fog patches.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 21 Oct 2014:

The broadly northwest-southeast split in the weather conditions is showing signs of persisting into mid-October. This pattern would leave southern, central and eastern parts tending to see the best of the weather with conditions often fine and dry. Occasional bouts of rain should still be expected, and mist and fog patches may be a problem during morning rush hours. Under the fine weather it should still feel pleasant with temperatures a little above average for the time of year. Further northwest, conditions are likely to be more unsettled with more frequent outbreaks of rain, these perhaps accompanied by strong winds. Temperatures here should be closer to average or perhaps even just below at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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Cambridge weather

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