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  • Tue Tuesday
    7°C 6°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
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  • Thu Thursday
    10°C 8°C
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  • Fri Friday
    12°C 9°C
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Monday (24 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:35 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:37 Sunset: 15:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 2000 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Mist and freezing fog tonight, clearing slowly on Tuesday morning.

This Evening and Tonight:

The evening and night will be dry with clear spells, leading to a widespread frost, and with some dense freezing fog developing in places this evening. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Tuesday:

After a frosty start, mist and freezing fog patches will clear slowly during the morning, and thicker cloud will bring some patchy rain from the south later during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cloudy on Wednesday with occasional rain or drizzle. Further rain or drizzle on Thursday but drier later in the day. Breezy on Friday with some bright intervals and scattered showers.

Issued at: 1600 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Frosty and foggy again tonight. Turning wetter on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A band of occasional rain will continue southeastwards, stalling and fragmenting across southern Scotland and Northern Ireland by dawn. Clearer weather will follow. It will be cold and frosty elsewhere, with freezing fog patches, especially across central and southern Britain.

Tuesday:

Bands of cloud and sporadic rain will edge northwards during the day with some brightness either side. Fog will be slow to clear in places, and it will feel cold.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Outbreaks of rain will continue northwards during Wednesday and it will feel cold. Mostly dry thereafter but increasingly windy from the west on Thursday. Temperatures nearer normal.

Issued at: 1600 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 29 Nov 2014 to Monday 8 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times with strong winds in northwest Britain, are likely to move southeastwards across the UK this weekend. Clearer conditions should follow, although a few showers are possible in the north and west. Ahead of this rain it should be largely dry but rather cloudy. Temperatures will be near or slightly above average and overnight fog patches are possible. Thereafter northwestern parts are likely to be often unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain. There is also a risk that southern Britain could be affected by some unsettled weather but it should be largely fine in-between with a risk of overnight frost and fog. Temperatures may become below average in the south and east later. The week after next conditions may turn more generally unsettled.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 9 Dec 2014 to Tuesday 23 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 1600 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

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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 – Fog 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Clear night 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 – Clear 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 – Clear night 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Clear night 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton Southampton – Partly cloudy 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