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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for East of England

Variable amounts of cloud, sunny spells, and a few showers.

Today:

A chilly morning with some early frost or fog in places. Then variable cloud and sunny spells. Scattered showers may affect eastern parts during the morning. Drier further west but with some light showers possibly developing here late afternoon. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

Mostly dry overnight with variable amounts of cloud and some clear spells. Some patchy frost or fog forming in some parts by dawn. Minimum Temperature 0°C.

Saturday:

Largely dry with variable cloud and some sunshine, especially in the north. Cloudier in the south later with perhaps some rain. Chilly easterly winds. Maximum Temperature 6°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Scattered wintry showers Sunday, with heavier showers overnight and perhaps snow settling in places. Becoming windy. Further wintry showers Monday. Dry, cold and frosty Tuesday with sunshine and light winds.

Updated at: 0032 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Snow across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, variable cloud and some showers.

Today:

An area of rain, sleet and snow will drift south across northern and eastern parts of Scotland. Elsewhere, there will be variable amounts of cloud, some sunny spells and a few showery outbreaks of rain, these wintry over the hills.

Tonight:

Wintry showers across eastern Scotland will spread into northeastern England, whilst rain spreads into southwest England and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere, clear spells allowing a patchy frost and isolated fog patches.

Saturday:

Wintry showers will continue to affect eastern Scotland and northeast England. Cloudy across southern parts with occasional rain, sleet and perhaps hill snow. Elsewhere, dry with sunny spells, but cold.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning colder with overnight frosts, but also plenty of dry, bright weather by day. However, strong northeasterly winds will drive snow showers into northern and eastern parts Sunday and Monday.

Updated at: 0043 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Feb 2016 to Thursday 25 Feb 2016:

Cold and predominantly fine on Tuesday, with a hard frost and potentially some freezing fog patches morning and night. On Tuesday night, it is expected to turn milder and breezy with rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rain perhaps preceded by some snow for a time. During Wednesday and Thursday, the rain and hill snow is expected to spread across Wales and England, but is likely to stall across central parts whilst dying out. Brighter weather with scattered wintry showers follows into northern and western areas. Thereafter, the weather looks set to be rather cold and changeable, with some wet and windy weather, but also some frosty conditions around too during quieter interludes. Probably cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and towards the north.

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Feb 2016 to Friday 11 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather conditions looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest towards the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. By mid March, there are signs of more settled weather across other parts of the country too. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 0043 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cambridge

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

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7.0m 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