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Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 15:48 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 0300 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Mild, generally dry and breezy.

Today:

Many places will have a mild and breezy day with mostly cloudy skies. There will be some brightness at times, especially in eastern parts. Apart from the odd spot of rain most parts will stay dry. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Staying mild and breezy overnight with again just a few spots of light rain or drizzle around. Temperatures not changing much from daytime values. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Monday:

The mild theme continues and again quite breezy. A lot of dry weather but mostly cloudy skies with only a few bright spells, mainly in eastern parts Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry, windy and mild on Tuesday then rain overnight clears later Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is then colder with some sunshine and a few showers, mostly towards the coast.

Updated at: 0226 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain in north and west, largely fine elsewhere.

Today:

Cloudy with rain at times in the north and west, this heavy and persistent across western Scotland. Windy across northern parts, especially to the east of high ground. Elsewhere, largely fine and breezy. Feeling milder.

Tonight:

Rain and strong winds will gradually sink south into northern England and Wales. Colder, showery conditions returning to the north. Cloudy, breezy with rain at times in the far south.

Monday:

Rain band, locally heavy, across central areas stalls. Mild, cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle to the south. Colder, clearer, showery conditions to the north, wintry over hills. Windy throughout.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain, possibly heavy at times, slowly moves southwards Tuesday and through Christmas Eve. Colder, clearer conditions with showers, wintry across northern hills, extending to all areas by Christmas Day. Breezy.

Updated at: 0221 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Dec 2014 to Saturday 3 Jan 2015:

Largely fine, bright and cold on Christmas Day with many places starting with a frost. Across northern parts there will be some wintry showers, these most likely across northern Scotland. Showers will ease later with a widespread frost overnight, leading to a cold and bright day for many on Boxing Day. However, northern/northwestern parts will become increasingly unsettled with rain, perhaps transient snow, and strong winds developing; risk of gales/severe gales. Into the weekend, low pressure looks likely to become established over the UK bringing periods of rain/showers along with potentially very strong winds. There will also be the risk of some snow, most likely in the north. Into the following week, the most likely solution is for periods of frontal rain and milder temperatures interspersed by colder, showery conditions.

UK Outlook for Sunday 4 Jan 2015 to Sunday 18 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow expected, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 0221 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Weather map

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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 – Clear night 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Partly cloudy night 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Cloudy 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Partly cloudy night 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Partly cloudy night 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Dover – Partly cloudy night 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Partly cloudy night 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton 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 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