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Saturday (01 November 2014)
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Issued at: 1100 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Rain for a time. Some bright spells. A few showers.

Today:

Perhaps dry and bright in the east at first. Otherwise cloudy with periods of mainly light rain through the morning and early afternoon. Becoming brighter later with a few showers and some sunny spells. Southwesterly winds will increase again later. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

Cloud will increase during the evening with a band of showery rain later in the night, this becoming occasionally heavy with blustery winds. Southwesterly winds will be strong and gusty. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Sunday:

Showery rain will steadily ease to scattered showers. An occasionally bright afternoon with sunny spells. Feeling cool in the brisk southwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Unsettled on Monday and Tuesday with sometimes brisk winds and scattered, occasionally heavy showers. Occasionally bright. Turning colder. Becoming drier on Wednesday with winds easing and overnight frost and fog.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine today, but turning wet and windy later.

Today:

Cloud and occasional rain across southeastern parts of England clearing this afternoon Showers in the far northwest. Otherwise a drier spell with some sunshine, before rain and strong winds spread into western areas this afternoon.

Tonight:

Wet and windy weather in the west, with gales in exposure, will spread across most parts overnight, though perhaps not reaching the far southeast of England by dawn.

Sunday:

Cloud and patchy rain will linger across the far southeast. Otherwise breezy with sunny spells and blustery showers, heavier and most frequent in the north and west. Feeling cooler.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunshine and showers Monday and Tuesday, showers locally heavy and frequent. Becoming drier and quieter during Wednesday. Turning progressively colder with overnight frosts in the north.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Saturday 15 Nov 2014:

A mainly dry and cold start on Thursday and a frost likely, especially in the north. Some localised mist and fog patches are also likely and will be slow to clear in the east. Cloud and rain, locally heavy, is expected to erratically move eastwards through the day with brisk winds likely for many parts. The cloud and rain will continue to edge eastwards, clearing eastern parts through Friday. Thereafter, the unsettled and windy weather from the west looks to continue, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Nov 2014 to Sunday 30 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Weather map

Sat 1200

Weather forecast map for Cambridge

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