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Issued at: 0400 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Scattered showers today. Showery overnight with strong coastal winds developing.

Today:

Sunny intervals but also some scattered showers. Thicker cloud spreading to Norfolk from the north through the evening, with the showers becoming heavier and more frequent, and northwesterly winds also increasing. Maximum Temperature 15°C.

Tonight:

Cloudy with showery rain spreading south across the region overnight. Some heavier bursts especially near the coast, with a risk of thunder. Becoming windy in the east. Minimum Temperature 11°C.

Friday:

Windy with frequent and occasionally heavy showers near the east coast. To the west, showers lighter and more scattered with some some bright or sunny intervals developing later. Rather cool. Maximum Temperature 15°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, showery rain at first, then brighter and drier. Sunday and Monday, mostly dry with some sunny intervals and light winds. Some patchy mist/fog likely overnight. Becoming somewhat warmer.

Updated at: 0328 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain for eastern parts, sunshine and showers elsewhere. Breezy.

Today:

Mixture of cloud, bright spells and scattered showers, these lighter and less frequent for southern areas. A cloudier picture further north, with persistent rain affecting eastern coastal sites. Staying windy, especially in the east. Feeling rather cool for early September.

Tonight:

Showery rain in eastern England, turning thundery in parts of East Anglia. Drier but rather cloudy elsewhere, with scattered showers in the far north and west. Breezy, especially in east.

Friday:

Rain clearing eastern parts. Largely dry elsewhere with variable amounts of cloud. Some outbreaks of rain in Scotland. Best of the brightness in south and west. Breezy and rather cool.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Turning drier as high pressure builds from the west. Variable amounts of cloud with some bright spells, more sunshine likely on Monday. Feeling warm in any sunshine, but chilly overnight.

Updated at: 0204 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 7 Sep 2015 to Wednesday 16 Sep 2015:

Settled conditions with variable cloud amounts and sunny spells are to develop through Monday. Perhaps a few light showers may develop around windward coasts in the east and northwest at first. Through the rest of the outlook period the settled conditions should become established across all parts, with some cool misty starts followed by dry and fine days. Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine and gradually trend upwards through the week. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side at first, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north. More unsettled conditions are likely to develop towards the northwest during the latter half of the period.

UK Outlook for Thursday 17 Sep 2015 to Thursday 1 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see a trend towards a northwest, southeast split, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with cooler conditions developing towards the north and west later. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 0204 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

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Weather forecast map for Cambridge

Cambridge Cambridge – Partly cloudy night 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Peterborough – Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Partly cloudy night 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Partly cloudy night 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Partly cloudy night 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy 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 – Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Cloudy 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Partly cloudy night 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