Use my current location crosshair

Cambridge

Recent locations
Cambridge last 24 hours
  • Thu Thursday 5th
    9°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 6th
    10°C 6°C
    Overcast
  • Sat Saturday 7th
    13°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 8th
    12°C 3°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday 9th
    9°C 5°C
    Cloudy
Thursday (05 March 2015)
0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C)
2 2 1 2 3 4 6 7 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 7 7 7 6
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0 -1 -1 -1 0 1 3 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 5 18 SW 5 15 SW 5 16 SW 6 19 WSW 7 19 WSW 7 16 WSW 8 15 WSW 10 16 WSW 11 19 WSW 12 21 WSW 12 20 WSW 11 19 WSW 11 19 WSW 9 17 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 17 WSW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
82% 85% 87% 86% 82% 77% 73% 70% 69% 66% 67% 68% 68% 74% 77% 79% 80% 80% 80% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:37 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
Friday (06 March 2015)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C)
6 6 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 10 9 8 8 7 6 6 6
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 3 2 2
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 9 18 WSW 9 18 SW 9 17 SW 9 17 SW 9 18 SW 8 17 SW 8 16 SW 9 17 SW 10 19 SW 11 20 SW 12 23 SW 13 26 SW 14 28 SW 14 27 SW 15 29 SW 15 28 SW 14 27 SSW 13 25 SSW 13 24 SSW 13 25 SSW 14 26 SSW 15 28 SSW 15 28 SSW 15 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
81% 83% 84% 84% 83% 85% 85% 86% 84% 82% 77% 71% 68% 68% 67% 66% 68% 70% 72% 72% 74% 77% 79% 82%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:34 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
Saturday (07 March 2015)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast
Temperature (°C)
6 6 6 8 11 13 10 8
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2 2 2 4 7 9 7 5
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 15 29 SW 15 27 SW 15 29 SW 16 31 SW 18 35 SW 17 33 SSW 14 27 SSW 15 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
84% 86% 88% 84% 71% 67% 76% 85%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:32 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: Full 2 Daily air quality index:2
Sunday (08 March 2015)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
7 7 6 8 11 11 9 7
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3 3 3 4 8 8 7 4
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 60% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 15 28 SW 14 27 SW 13 24 SW 13 25 WSW 13 25 W 12 22 WNW 9 17 WNW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG G G G
Humidity arrow down
91% 94% 93% 89% 78% 77% 83% 85%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:30 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: Waning gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Monday (09 March 2015)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
6 4 3 5 9 9 7 6
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3 2 1 3 6 6 5 3
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 8 15 NW 6 11 NW 6 9 ENE 6 11 ESE 8 17 ESE 9 19 SE 9 17 SE 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
86% 88% 90% 82% 66% 65% 75% 84%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:27 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waning gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
leftEarlier Laterright
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 0300 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Mainly dry and bright.

Today:

Thursday should be a dry day but with a good deal of cloud. However there will be some bright or sunny intervals, and where these occur it will feel mild. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

Remaining largely dry through the night. There will be a good deal of cloud and this, along with a steady breeze should prevent a frost. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Friday:

Staying dry for most on Friday with plenty of cloud and one or two sunny intervals. Becoming increasingly windy through the day. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday windy, mild but largely dry with some sunshine. Some patchy rain likely for a time later on Sunday. A sunny, cold start on Monday, wind and rain by evening.

Updated at: 0205 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely dry with sunny spells. Rain in the far northwest.

Today:

Dry with bright or sunny spells for most. Patchy rain, mainly in the far northwest where it will turn heavier and more persistent later. Windy in the north with gales in the northwest. Milder than of late.

Tonight:

Rain continuing across some northwestern areas with clearer, showery conditions across the far north. Dry elsewhere with some clear skies but mild and frost free. Remaining windy in the northwest.

Friday:

Generally rather cloudy but with some sunny spells, particularly in the south and east. Persistent rain continuing across northwest Scotland. Windy with gales in the northwest. Staying mild.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Windy with gales and persistent rain across northwestern areas on Saturday, mostly dry elsewhere. Rain moving southeast during Sunday but becoming lighter. Further wind and rain spreads northeast on Monday.

Updated at: 0233 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 9 Mar 2015 to Wednesday 18 Mar 2015:

On Monday a frontal band, with quite widespread rainfall, will move slowly southeast and ease. It will be mild to the south, with colder air to the north. Into Tuesday the frontal band may well pivot and move back northwards with a risk of the rain becoming heavy for a time in the west. Also turning windy in the west and northwest with a risk of gales. From Wednesday, there looks to be generally more settled conditions across most parts of the UK. However, occasional weather systems will likely still bring cloudier interludes with rain, mainly to northern and western parts. Away from cloud and rain temperatures often near or above average leaving conditions often feeling pleasant in sunshine.

UK Outlook for Thursday 19 Mar 2015 to Thursday 2 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers, particularly across the north. There are signs that a more unsettled regime will return to at least some regions in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, whilst drier than average conditions perhaps persist in the southeast.

Updated at: 1158 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

Weather map

Thu 0400

Weather forecast map for Cambridge

Cambridge Cambridge – Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Peterborough – Clear night 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Clear night 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Cloudy 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Partly cloudy night 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Clear night 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Dover – Clear night 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 – Partly cloudy night 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Partly cloudy 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

Video forecast

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