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  • Thu Thursday 5th
    9°C 5°C
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Issued at: 1800 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Mainly dry and bright on Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

The evening and night will stay dry with some good clear spells and the risk of a frost developing in places, although cloud will tend to increase by morning. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Thursday:

Mostly dry with some bright or sunny spells across the region, making it feel pleasant by afternoon. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mostly dry on Friday and Saturday with bright or sunny spells. Becoming more generally cloudy on Sunday but staying mostly dry. Remaining mild for the time of year.

Updated at: 1510 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold overnight. Dry in the south, rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying cold, dry and clear in the south and east, leading to a widespread frost developing. Turning cloudy, milder with occasional outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds in the northwest with local gales likely in exposure.

Thursday:

Rain in northwestern areas turning heavy and persistent over hills. Further south, brighter, drier conditions will prevail, although probably becoming cloudier later. Windy in north with local gales. Turning milder.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain affecting northwest Scotland, often heavy and persistent. Elsewhere, variable cloud with sunny spells. Windy with gales in the northwest. Rain edging south Sunday. Mild or very mild for most.

Updated at: 1517 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 9 Mar 2015 to Wednesday 18 Mar 2015:

On Monday a frontal band, with quite widespread rainfall, will move slowly southeast and ease. It will be mild to the south, with colder air to the north. Into Tuesday the frontal band may well pivot and move back northwards with a risk of the rain becoming heavy for a time in the west. Also turning windy in the west and northwest with a risk of gales. From Wednesday, there looks to be generally more settled conditions across most parts of the UK. However, occasional weather systems will likely still bring cloudier interludes with rain, mainly to northern and western parts. Away from cloud and rain temperatures often near or above average leaving conditions often feeling pleasant in sunshine.

UK Outlook for Thursday 19 Mar 2015 to Thursday 2 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers, particularly across the north. There are signs that a more unsettled regime will return to at least some regions in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, whilst drier than average conditions perhaps persist in the southeast.

Updated at: 1158 on Wed 04 Mar 2015

Weather map

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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 – Partly cloudy night 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Partly cloudy 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 – Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Sheffield – Clear night 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Clear night 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Partly cloudy 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