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Friday   (05 February 2016)
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Sunday   (07 February 2016)
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Issued at: 2000 on Fri 5 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Strong winds.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy this evening with outbreaks of rain, this becoming persistent in the west later in the night and may become locally heavy towards dawn. Brisk or strong southerly winds, becoming near gale along coasts towards dawn. Minimum Temperature 8°C.

Saturday:

Cloudy, with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain at first. Becoming drier in the afternoon, with further rain in the evening. Strong southerly winds with likely gales along exposed coasts. Maximum Temperature 11°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Colder on Sunday with early frost, then bright spells and showers developing. Remaining windy. Unsettled on Monday with some showers. Turning colder on Tuesday with sunny spells and isolated showers.

Updated at: 1404 on Fri 5 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

England and Wales: wet and windy. Colder and showery elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Generally mild and breezy across England and Wales with outbreaks of heavy rain at times, especially in the southwest later, but only patchy drizzle across southeast England. Colder with clear spells and scattered showers elsewhere. Risk of ice across Scotland.

Saturday:

Further wet and windy conditions for most, with the southwest seeing particularly heavy, persistent rain and possible local flooding. Drier across southeast England in the afternoon. Gales around southern coasts.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Unsettled with showers, wintry on hills, and occasional sunny spells. Gales continuing across southern and central areas on Sunday and Monday. Temperatures around average, but feeling chilly in the wind.

Updated at: 1324 on Fri 5 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Feb 2016 to Friday 19 Feb 2016:

Wednesday should be dry, bright and cold for most areas, however outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds will extend northeastwards across England and Wales overnight into Thursday. Thereafter it will be generally unsettled across all parts with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions, the showers turning wintry at times in the north. The wettest weather will always tend to be over western hills. It may be very windy with gales or severe gales at times, most likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures are expected to be mainly near normal, however some colder spells with overnight frost are possible, mainly in the north. There is only a low probability of any more settled weather developing for a time late next week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 20 Feb 2016 to Saturday 5 Mar 2016:

The latest indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic, bringing showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern and western areas. Some snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear, Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established across southern and eastern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here. However, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 1324 on Fri 5 Feb 2016

Weather map

Fri 2300

Weather forecast map for Cambridge

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