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    20°C 14°C
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    19°C 13°C
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    17°C 7°C
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    15°C 11°C
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Issued at: 1600 on Wed 01 Oct 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

Mostly dry. Rather cloudy, but some warm sunny intervals tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy with isolated showers possible this evening, and during the first part of the overnight period. Some patchy mist or hill fog is likely to develop by the morning. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Thursday:

Rather cloudy conditions for most places, although some sunny intervals should develop by afternoon, and feeling warm. Still the risk of an isolated shower, but many places staying dry. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, breezy and mostly dry with some bright spells. Rain, occasionally heavy, arriving Saturday morning and locally windy. Clearer, cooler conditions following later, winds easing. Sunday, mostly dry and bright.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clear chilly night in the north, cloudy and milder elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy with some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds resulting in a cold night with rural grass frosts and localised mist or fog patches possible.

Thursday:

After a cold start in northern areas, mostly dry with sunny spells. Southwesterly winds strengthening with gales in northwest Scotland. Cloudier, warmer elsewhere. Isolated showers in south, but mostly dry.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There are also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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