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  • Tue Tuesday
    26°C 15°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    23°C 14°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    24°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    23°C 16°C
    Light shower day
  • Sat Saturday
    21°C 13°C
    Heavy shower day
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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75% 79% 84% 82% 66% 51% 50% 57% 70%
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0 0 0 1 2 6 5 1 0
Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Becoming dry, mostly sunny and feeling very warm.

Today:

Any overnight showers across Essex should ease with remnants of cloud also breaking up to leave a dry, very warm and mostly sunny rest of the day across the region. Cloud will thicken again from the west during the evening. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Tonight:

Mostly dry overnight with variable amounts of cloud during the evening period, trending to clearer skies later in the night. A moderate breeze will develop along the north coast later. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Wednesday:

Dry with bright or sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. A westerly breeze will see temperatures a few degrees down compared with Tuesday, but still feeling warm. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mainly dry and bright on Thursday but with variable cloud. Turning more unsettled during Friday and Saturday with a risk of some heavy rain or showers. Staying warmer than average.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly fine. Some rain in the north and west.

Today:

Eastern and southern England remaining fine, dry and warm with plenty of sunny spells. Generally cloudier further north and west with some fragmenting patchy rain moving slowly southeastwards through the day. Scattered showers moving into the far northwest later.

Tonight:

Remaining breezy in the northwest with further showers. The band of fragmenting cloud gradually clearing southeastwards to leave a fine and dry night elsewhere with clear spells and light winds.

Wednesday:

Most places fine and dry with sunny spells, Still breezy in the northwest with scattered showers, most frequent across parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers in the north and west on Thursday, elsewhere generally fine and dry. Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 12 Aug 2014:

Remaining changeable, with showers or longer spells of rain likely across the northwest of the UK to start Sunday. Just a few showers possible elsewhere, locally heavy. On Monday, rain probably returning from the west, heavy at times in the west, but may not reach some eastern areas during the day. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, then a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the middle of next week.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 27 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Cambridge Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Sunny intervals 52.0563 1.1499
London Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Sunny day 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Sunny intervals 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Sunny day 51.1259 1.3179
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Hull Sunny day 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
York Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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 the world 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 1951, Cambridge was granted its City Charter in recognition of its historic importance and economic success.

This economic success can be seen clearly with Cambridge at the heart of high-tech industry. The area known as Silicon Fen — a play on Silicon Valley and the fens (wetland) surrounding the city. Its economic power lies in industries such as software and bioscience, many of these companies were created by graduates of the University. Over 40% of the workforce has a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.

Cambridge is one of the driest places in the UK, receiving around � national average of rainfall and rarely seeing a white Christmas.

Cambridge is also known for playing a major role in the invention of the modern game of football. In 1863, members of the university wrote the first set of rules and game was played on Parker’s Piece — a game largely considered to be the first game of football as we would recognise it today.

The city is also known for its extensive list of events through the year, most famous of which is Midsummer Fair which dates back to 1211. This remains one of the largest outdoor markets in Europe and runs for the three days, leading up to Midsummer’s Day. In 2009, Cambridge hosted the second largest Beer Festival outside of London and served an impressive 90,000 pints of beer!