Use my current location crosshair

Cambridge

Recent locations
Cambridge last 24 hours
  • Sun Sunday 26th
    11°C 4°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday 27th
    12°C 3°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Tue Tuesday 28th
    11°C 5°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday 29th
    11°C 4°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Thu Thursday 30th
    12°C 4°C
    Light shower day
Sunday (26 April 2015)
1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
11 11 10 10 9 8
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
11 10 10 9 8 7
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ESE 3 5 E 4 5 ESE 3 5 ESE 4 7 S 5 10 SSW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
54% 53% 60% 59% 66% 66%
UV index arrow down
1 1 1 0 0 0
Monday (27 April 2015)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Cloudy Light rain Light shower night
Temperature (°C)
8 7 6 5 5 4 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 11 11 11 10 10 9 8 7 6
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
7 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 3 4 6 7 8 9 9 10 9 9 8 7 6 5 3 3
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
N 4 6 NW 7 15 NNW 9 18 NNW 8 17 NNW 7 16 NNW 6 15 NW 6 14 NW 7 13 NNW 7 12 NNW 6 10 NNW 4 10 NW 5 11 WNW 4 11 WNW 5 12 W 6 14 W 7 15 WSW 9 17 WSW 10 22 WSW 12 22 WSW 12 23 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 22 WSW 11 23 WSW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
75% 62% 61% 65% 69% 73% 76% 78% 74% 70% 63% 56% 51% 47% 43% 41% 41% 45% 50% 52% 58% 61% 72% 75%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Tuesday (28 April 2015)
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Sunny day Clear night
Temperature (°C)
5 5 4 4 8 10 11 10 7
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2 1 0 0 4 7 7 7 4
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 60% 60% 20% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 10 19 WSW 10 20 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 21 W 15 31 W 16 33 W 16 33 W 13 25 SW 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
76% 75% 75% 76% 51% 45% 45% 49% 65%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Wednesday (29 April 2015)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Light rain Heavy rain Sunny day Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
6 5 6 9 10 9 9 7
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3 2 3 5 6 6 6 4
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 50% 30% 50% 80% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 10 20 SW 12 24 SSW 13 27 SW 15 30 SW 17 32 WSW 14 25 SW 12 21 WSW 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
76% 81% 83% 80% 74% 80% 79% 86%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 3 3 2 1 0
Thursday (30 April 2015)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
6 5 5 9 10 11 9 7
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3 2 2 6 8 10 7 4
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 60% 40% 40% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 11 17 WSW 10 16 WSW 10 16 WNW 11 19 WNW 11 20 WNW 9 17 N 10 19 NNE 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
90% 91% 90% 74% 63% 59% 64% 79%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
leftEarlier Laterright
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 1700 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Dry overnight and increasingly clear. Mostly dry Monday, showers later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and cold overnight with cloud continuing to thin and break, allowing long clear spells to develop. With light winds, a slight frost is likely to form, especially in rural areas. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Monday:

A chilly start, then mainly dry and sunny through the day with light winds. A few heavy showers may develop and move east towards the end of the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Remaining cool. Breezy with sunshine and isolated showers Tuesday. Breezy with locally heavy and persistent rain Wednesday, then light winds, sunshine and scattered afternoon thundery showers Thursday. Overnight frost possible.

Updated at: 1522 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry tonight with a patchy frost in places.

This Evening and Tonight:

Most places will be dry and clear, leading to a cold night with a patchy frost in places. However, further wintry showers will continue to affect parts of northern Scotland and later across Northern Ireland.

Monday:

Sunny spells and showers for many parts. Showers most frequent in the north and west, locally heavy and thundery, and wintry across some northern areas. Windy and rather cold.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers, heavy in places and wintry across some northern areas. More persistent rain and strong winds on Wednesday, clearing eastwards on Thursday.

Updated at: 1513 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015:

Friday 1st May is likely to be mainly settled, but cool. Most places should remain dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible, mainly in the north and east. Similar conditions will probably prevail over north and eastern parts through Saturday, but it will turn more unsettled again in the south and west with thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain developing. These will probably move NE to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest and windiest conditions being in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the southeast. Temperatures through the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Monday 25 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn less unsettled from around mid-May onwards. These conditions are fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are more probable across central and northern areas, with transient spells of more settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast, especially later on in the month. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or little below average, especially during any unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1306 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

Weather map

Sun 1800

Weather forecast map for Cambridge

Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny intervals 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 – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Sunny intervals 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Light rain 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Dover – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Overcast 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Sheffield – Sunny day 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Light shower day 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Sunny day 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

Video forecast

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