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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for East of England

Mainly fine on Friday, perhaps cloudier in the east.

This Evening and Tonight:

Mainly dry during the evening and overnight, with the best of clearer skies in the south, but also a small chance of isolated showers here. Some mist and fog patches may develop later in the night, given the light wind. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Friday:

Generally cooler than Thursday, with eastern coastal districts prone to periods of low cloud and early mist. Western parts will be brighter, with sunny spells and perhaps an isolated shower. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A good deal of warm, fine weather is expected over the weekend, albeit with a chance of seeing a few locally heavy showers. Probably becoming wetter and windier by Monday.

Updated at: 1501 on Thu 26 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Most places dry Friday, but scattered showers in the southwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will continue to ease Northern Ireland and Southern Scotland. Elsewhere it will be mainly dry with some clear spells, however cloudier skies and isolated thundery showers will push northwards across the far south of England and Wales.

Friday:

Cloudy and cool with a the odd spot of rain across eastern Scotland. Scattered thundery showers across some southwestern areas, but elsewhere largely dry with sunny spells and light winds.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Many places should be warm through the weekend with sunny spells. Locally heavy, thundery showers are likely, mainly in the south. Rain may spread to eastern areas on Monday.

Updated at: 1525 on Thu 26 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 31 May 2016 to Thursday 9 Jun 2016:

Many places will see some rain through Tuesday and Wednesday, this perhaps heavy and thundery at times, with the wettest conditions likely in eastern and southeastern areas. It will also be breezy for most parts, particularly in the east, where the wind will make it feel quite cool. Despite this rain, northern and western Scotland may remain dry and sunny. Thereafter most parts of the country should see a good deal of dry weather, but also showers at times, these most likely across the south. Northern and western parts will most likely see the driest, sunniest and warmest conditions, while southern and eastern parts may see the fine weather broken up by some cloudier, cooler days with rain at times.

Updated at: 1201 on Thu 26 May 2016

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Jun 2016 to Friday 24 Jun 2016:

Currently it looks likely that generally settled conditions will continue until the start of this period. This means we can expect a good deal of dry and bright weather for many parts of the country, particularly in the north and west where the best of any warm and sunny weather should be. There will probably be some wetter intervals mixed in, these most likely in the south and east, making it feel cooler at times. Towards mid June, there is a chance that more unsettled conditions could become established, bringing some cooler and wetter weather to northern and western parts, while drier, warmer conditions become favoured towards the south and east.

Updated at: 1201 on Thu 26 May 2016

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 – Clear night 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Clear night 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Clear night 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Clear night 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Partly cloudy night 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Dover – Partly cloudy night 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Partly cloudy night 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7.0 m 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