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Issued at: 0900 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Cloudy and wet, a risk of some thunder this afternoon

Today:

A cloudy and wet start for many, particularly in the northwest of the region. Rain likely at times across all parts this afternoon, this turning thundery in the east with strong winds across Norfolk and Suffolk coasts. Rain easing later Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Tonight:

Winds soon easing, with patchy rain clearing by midnight. Turning dry for a time before showers look to affect some areas of the region by the end of the night Minimum Temperature 11°C.

Tuesday:

A mixture of showers and occasional spells of sunshine through Tuesday, mainly in the afternoon, before becoming confined mostly to coastal regions overnight. Feeling fresher Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

A mixture of sunshine and showers are expected through to the end of the week. Windy on Thursday, particularly across the northeast, before easing by Friday. Continuing to feel cool.

Updated at: 0310 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain, locally heavy, in the south. Showers further north.

Today:

Cloudy with, occasionally heavy, outbreaks of rain across central, southern and eastern England with a risk of thunder in the far southeast. Brighter in Wales and the far west later. Elsewhere, will see sunny spells with scattered, locally heavy, showers.

Tonight:

Cloud and rain gradually clearing eastern areas with scattered showers following, especially in the north and west. Turning windy in the east with a risk of coastal gales.

Tuesday:

Rather cloudy with some sunny intervals, the best of which in the south and southwest. Scattered showers, locally heavy, for some. Feeling cool, especially in strong winds in the east.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cool northerly winds will bring sunshine and showers throughout, some heavy and locally thundery, mainly in the east. Chilly nights, especially in the west, with a touch of frost possible.

Updated at: 0328 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 4 Sep 2015 to Sunday 13 Sep 2015:

The gradual change to more settled conditions across the UK continues with plenty of dry and bright weather across much of the UK through the weekend, however there may still be the odd shower around at first, especially towards the east and southeast. The mostly fine and dry weather is expected to continue through until the middle of September, however there is a risk that more unsettled conditions, with spells of rain, could push into southeastern parts early next week. Temperatures on the whole will be slightly below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunny spells and light winds. Overnight temperatures throughout the period are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of localised rural ground frost and fog patches, mainly in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 14 Sep 2015 to Monday 28 Sep 2015:

Generally settled and fine conditions are expected to develop across Southern parts of the UK later in September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, with perhaps only a few short lived spells of cloud and rain. In contrast it is likely to become unsettled in the Northwest later in the month, with occasional bouts of rain and strong winds likely. Areas inbetween are likely to see mixed conditions with brighter drier conditions interspersed with some periods of rain and breezy winds. Temperatures will generally be around average in most parts, but feeling warm under any prolonged sunny periods by day, with some chilly nights in the North.

Updated at: 0328 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cambridge

Cambridge Cambridge – Heavy rain 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Peterborough – Heavy rain 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Heavy shower day 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Heavy rain 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Heavy rain 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Heavy rain 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Heavy rain 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Heavy 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 – Light rain 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Dover – Light rain 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Heavy rain 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Light rain 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Sheffield – Heavy shower day 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Light rain 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Light rain 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 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