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Friday (03 July 2015)
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Issued at: 2000 on Fri 03 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Scattered thunderstorms overnight. Fine and dry tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry start to the evening before scattered thunderstorms break out from the south, with localised torrential downpours possible through the early hours of Saturday, but these should clear before dawn. Some coastal low cloud likely, and feeling warm and muggy. Minimum Temperature 15°C.

Saturday:

Saturday should be a fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine making it hot once again. Winds will be light. Maximum Temperature 29°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday and Monday, feeling fresher with sunny intervals and mostly dry. Tuesday, outbreaks of rain spreading east, possibly locally heavy and thundery. The rain should clear later. Breezy.

Updated at: 1532 on Fri 03 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy showers and thunderstorms spreading northwards.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry to start across the north, with patchy low cloud and fog along some north-eastern coasts. Elsewhere, heavy showers and thunderstorms move northwards overnight, with hail, squalls and some torrential downpours in places. Drier conditions follow in the south later.

Saturday:

Breezy and cool across Scotland, with heavy rain gradually easing and moving away to the north. Largely dry elsewhere with warm sunny spells developing. Very warm again in the southeast.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Breezy Sunday with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers. Mostly dry to start Monday, but with rain in the west later. Rain clearing to sunshine and showers Tuesday.

Updated at: 1552 on Fri 03 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 8 Jul 2015 to Friday 17 Jul 2015:

Bright and breezy on Wednesday with a mixture of showers and sunny spells for many places. However, it is likely to be cloudier in the north with some longer spells of rain developing here. Less windy on Thursday with the showers becoming restricted to northern parts, with mostly dry conditions and some periods of sunshine developing elsewhere. After this, a fairly quiet period of weather leading into next weekend and the following week, with mostly dry conditions across southern parts but perhaps some rain at times in the north. Temperatures during this period will tend to drop a little below normal to start with, this feeling much cooler than of late for many places, before slowly rising later, especially in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Saturday 18 Jul 2015 to Saturday 1 Aug 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mostly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there will be some cloudier conditions with rain at times, although even here some good periods of dry weather are expected. Temperatures are likely to be around average in the north, but in the south there may be spells of very warm weather for the time of year. These hot conditions bring a low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, mainly for the southeast.

Updated at: 1202 on Fri 03 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cambridge

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