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Issued at: 2300 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for East of England

Cloudy overnight with some rain. Becoming fine and dry Monday

This Evening and Tonight:

Generally cloudy overnight with some patchy rain which is likely to turn more persistent and heavier towards dawn. Feeling milder than of late in the west to southwest breeze. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Monday:

A cloudy start with some rain. However drier, brighter conditions will spread in from the northwest during the morning, becoming fine and dry by midday with sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday: After a cold start cloud will thicken as the breeze strengthens. Patchy rain later. Wednesday and Thursday: Windy and turning cold with occasional showers, wintry at times. Overnight frost.

Updated at: 1425 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing southeast overnight, with colder and clearer conditions following.

This Evening and Tonight:

Band of rain in the northwest will move southeast during the night, reaching southeast England shortly before dawn. It will be mild with extensive low cloud in advance of it. To its rear, becoming clearer and colder with scattered showers.

Monday:

Cloud and rain clearing the far southeast around lunchtime, leaving a largely fine day with sunny spells. However, scattered showers will affect northern parts, these wintry in the far north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain and strong winds in the northwest later Tuesday will push southeast overnight, clearing the southeast during Wednesday. Colder, windier weather follows with snow showers spreading from the northwest.

Updated at: 1425 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 30 Jan 2015 to Sunday 8 Feb 2015:

Sunny spells and blustery wintry showers Friday, the latter primarily affecting northern and western parts with snow across hills and to low levels in the north. It will likely turn even colder through the weekend with sleet and snow showers, frequent across northern parts, with overnight frost and ice. Strong northerly winds, with gales in places, will accentuate the cold with a significant wind chill. The best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south. These conditions may well last into the first week of February, but there are signs of more changeable weather by the end of the forecast period. By then, spells of wind and rain would mean that temperatures may return to nearer normal and the likelihood of snow, frost and ice would be lower.

UK Outlook for Monday 9 Feb 2015 to Monday 23 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic.

Updated at: 1425 on Sun 25 Jan 2015

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Weather forecast map for Cambridge

Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Overcast 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Overcast 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Cloudy 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Overcast 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Dover – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Overcast 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Sheffield – Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Hull – Cloudy 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton Southampton – Overcast 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