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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Sharp showers clearing gradually.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any remaining heavy evening showers will die away by midnight to leave a cool and clear night with light winds. Temperatures dipping into single figures. Minimum Temperature 8°C.

Thursday:

Another day of sunny spells and scattered showers. Most of the showers will be in the afternoon with perhaps the odd heavier one around. Feeling warmer with light winds. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Fine on Friday with some sunshine but cloudier on Saturday with some showery rain around. Dry and warmer on Sunday with some hazy sunshine.

Updated at: 1611 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine and dry with showers in eastern England.

Today:

It will be a largely fine and dry day with plenty of sunny spells, particularly in the south. Any showers most likely to be across eastern England and Northern Ireland. Feeling warmer than of late.

Tonight:

There'll be large areas of clear sky overnight, allowing temperatures to drop into single figures in places, feeling chilly. Cloud and showers spreading to many northern areas through the night.

Friday:

Friday will be unsettled across Northern Ireland and Scotland, spreading to northern England and Wales through the day. Southern and eastern England remaining mostly dry and fine with sunny spells.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showers will largely be confined to Scotland on Saturday with emphasis on fine and dry weather elsewhere. Sunday will be fine with temperatures increasing, rain spreading east on Monday.

Updated at: 0229 on Thu 30 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 3 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 12 Aug 2015:

A fine start in the east on Monday, but cloud and rain will spread erratically north and eastwards through the day. Isolated thunderstorms may also affect the far southeast for a time. Temperatures are likely to be above normal for many, and potentially very warm or hot in the southeast. Cloud and rain will clear through all but the far northeast by Tuesday, with much fresher, showery conditions developing behind. Thereafter, changeable conditions are likely to continue, with the north most likely to see more frequent spells of wind and rain, and southern areas seeing the best of any drier and settled weather. Temperatures are likely to be near or just below normal in the north, and most likely near normal in the south, however some warmer spells are possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 13 Aug 2015 to Thursday 27 Aug 2015:

There are signals for a continuation of a north-south spilt in the weather during the middle of August. The north is likely to see the most frequent spells of wind and rain, with the best of the drier and more settled conditions in the south, although some outbreaks of rain are likely to reach here at times. Temperatures on the whole will be near or a little below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although in any settled spells of weather in the south temperatures may become rather warm at times.

Updated at: 1229 on Wed 29 Jul 2015

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Weather forecast map for Cambridge

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