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Issued at: 1400 on Fri 19 Sep 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for East of England

Heavy thundery showers continuing. Mist and low cloud developing.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered heavy and thundery showers will continue this evening and overnight, becoming more frequent later in the night. Mist and low cloud affecting coastal areas in the evening will spread inland overnight. Feeling very mild and humid. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Friday:

Heavy thundery showers gradually dying out through the morning. Remaining misty with extensive low cloud for much of the day, though brightening up later with sunny spells possible by evening. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mainly dry on Sunday and Monday with some sunshine, though feeling cooler than recent days with some chilly nights. Cloudy on Tuesday, with westerly breezes, and perhaps some rain later.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Scattered thunderstorms in south. Remaining dull for some northeastern parts.

Today:

Another misty start for many, particularly eastern areas, brightening up away from the northeast coast, with warm sunny spells developing. Scattered heavy, thundery showers will affect southern and central parts, though many places dry throughout. Showery rain northeast Scotland later.

Tonight:

Showers will tend to become more isolated by evening, but some heavy thundery downpours are still possible in the south. Murky conditions in the east will spread westwards overnight again.

Saturday:

Mist and drizzle at first in northeastern places, but brighter, fresher conditions gradually spreading south later. Otherwise largely dry with isolated thundery showers, mainly in the south.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine with sunny spells, though feeling less warm with chilly nights. Cloudier with rain into the far northwest later Monday, this spreading slowly southeastards across Scotland on Tuesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Sep 2014 to Friday 3 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. These damp conditions will spread southwards with rain weakening, and some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Saturday 18 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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