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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for East of England

Scattered wintry showers overnight, sunny spells developing on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered wintry showers will continue overnight, perhaps becoming more frequent by Tuesday morning. Cloud breaks will allow a touch of frost to develop here and there early in the night. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Tuesday:

After a rather cloudy start with some wintry showers, most parts will become dry during the morning with sunny spells developing and just the outside chance of a shower. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny intervals and just the odd wintry shower on Wednesday. Becoming cloudier and less cold for Thursday and Friday but probably staying dry.

Updated at: 1401 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with showers. Some snow for northern and western parts.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will stay windy overnight and wintry showers will continue to feed across the UK, especially in the north and west where snow will accumulate across the hills, with some to lower levels. Cold under clear spells with icy stretches.

Tuesday:

Cold with icy stretches to start. There will be sunny intervals and further blustery wintry showers, mostly in the northwest, with snow on hills. Windy, with gales in the north.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming drier with clear spells and overnight frost Wednesday. Cloudy in the northwest with some rain during Thursday and Friday, but largely dry and bright in the southeast. Turning milder.

Updated at: 1439 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 7 Mar 2015 to Monday 16 Mar 2015:

A northwest/southeast split is likely through the weekend with wetter weather in the northwest, with outbreaks of rain probably becoming slow moving. It will also be windy perhaps with gales in places. Drier, brighter, less windy conditions are likely in the southeast, with some sunny spells. It will become mild across the country and may be very mild in some eastern parts. After the weekend, there looks to be a change to more settled conditions to most parts of the UK, however, occasional weather systems will likely bring cloudier interludes with rain to northern and western parts. There is uncertainty in temperatures, but they are likely to be around normal for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 17 Mar 2015 to Tuesday 31 Mar 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the whole of the UK at first, before more than likely weakening and becoming more focussed across the south of the UK by the end of the month. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather looks relatively small. Temperatures will most likely be close to average, perhaps slightly below in the south. Some colder nights are possible with the risk of frost, mist and fog in places.

Updated at: 1123 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

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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 – Light shower night 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Clear night 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Partly cloudy night 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Clear night 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Sleet shower night 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Heavy shower night 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Dover – Clear night 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Heavy shower night 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Sheffield – Heavy shower night 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Light shower night 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Sleet shower 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

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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