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Saturday   (06 February 2016)
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Sunday   (07 February 2016)
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Monday   (08 February 2016)
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Tuesday   (09 February 2016)
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Wednesday   (10 February 2016)
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Issued at: 0700 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Becoming windy.

Today:

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

Tonight:

Cloudy at first with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain. Becoming colder and dry during the early hours with clear spells developing. Brisk southwest winds persisting. Minimum Temperature 4°C.

Sunday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers, which may be locally heavy. Showers decreasing during the afternoon, but further rain spreading in later in the evening. Windy and feeling colder. Maximum Temperature 9°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Very windy on Monday with showers, locally heavy and prolonged. Winds easing on Tuesday with sunny spells and scattered showers. Becoming largely dry on Wednesday. Generally feeling cold.

Updated at: 0159 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very unsettled with spells of wet and very windy weather.

Today:

Wet and windy weather will spread to most areas from the southwest, giving a risk of flooding across south Wales and southwest England. Gales will affect southern and western parts. Northeast Scotland and parts of southeast England should escape dry.

Tonight:

Rain will move away to the north and east to leave clear spells and blustery showers. Gales will affect exposed areas and showers will be locally wintry in the north.

Sunday:

Most areas will have sunny spells on Sunday, although heavy and blustery showers will feed in from the west in locally gale force winds. More persistent rain will arrive later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday will be very showery, with severe gales affecting southern areas and showers turning wintry in the north. During Tuesday and Wednesday the strong winds and showers will gradually ease.

Updated at: 0129 on Sat 6 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: 0129 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cambridge

Cambridge Cambridge – Light rain 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Peterborough – Overcast 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Light rain 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Overcast 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Heavy rain 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Light rain 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Light rain 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Heavy rain 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Heavy rain 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Heavy rain 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Heavy rain 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Heavy rain 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 – Heavy rain 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Heavy rain 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Light rain 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton Southampton – Heavy 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