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  • Fri Friday
    27°C 17°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    28°C 19°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    24°C 15°C
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  • Mon Monday
    23°C 14°C
    Light shower day
  • Tue Tuesday
    25°C 16°C
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Friday
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Sunrise: 05:10 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 20:57 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2300 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Showers largely dying away overnight. Sunny spells tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some sunny spells at first this evening. Any showers, or localised heavy thunderstorms in Essex, will largely clear this evening and overnight. Mist and low cloud will spread inland overnight. Minimum Temperature 17C.

Saturday:

Low cloud and mist will quickly retreat to the coast. Most areas will then be dry and sunny, although isolated heavy showers are possible in the south. Maximum Temperature 28C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday and Monday will feel somewhat fresher, with sunny spells and scattered, occasionally heavy thundery showers. Tuesday will be largely dry and bright or sunny.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy, thundery showers in south easing. Many places dry overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy, thundery showers across southern England easing this evening. Overnight, many parts dry, but cloud will gradually spread into the far northwest bringing outbreaks of rain. Low cloud, mist and hill fog will also return across central and eastern parts.

Saturday:

Fine, dry and warm for most, locally hot in southeast England. However cloud and rain will continue to move into northwestern parts, whilst the odd heavy shower is likely elsewhere.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cooler, cloudier and breezier Sunday with showery rain spreading southeastwards. Sunshine and showers Monday, a risk of thunder in the south. Tuesday, rain in the northwest, dry and bright elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 to Friday 8 Aug 2014:

Many parts will be dry and fine to start this period, although rain or showers look likely to affect the north where it will be cloudier and breezier, with isolated showers in the south. Temperatures should vary from around average in the north to above average in the south, where it may be locally very warm. The start of August looks likely to bring a transition towards less settled conditions, with rain or showers in the north becoming more widespread. However, it will remain on the warm side, especially across the south where the best of any drier, brighter weather is most probable. The weather looks broadly similar for the following week, although there are indications that drier, sunnier periods in the south may become more prevalent.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Aug 2014 to Saturday 23 Aug 2014:

There is greater than average uncertainty concerning the weather through this period. Currently, generally unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the start of this period in the north with cloudy spells and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts, but near normal elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Fri 2300

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Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Overcast 52.0563 1.1499
London Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Cloudy 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Clear night 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Clear night 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Partly cloudy night 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Clear night 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Partly cloudy night 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Clear night 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403

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!