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Issued at: 0900 on Mon 15 Sep 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

A rather cloudy morning. Brighter later but with showers.

Today:

A cloudy, and in places misty morning with some showery rain in places. It will brighten up during the afternoon with a few warm sunny spells, but with a few sharp showers developing later inland. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Showers fading leaving a mainly dry and fine evening. Turning misty later in the night with areas of fog developing, and also a chance of the odd shower returning. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Tuesday:

Foggy in places initially with variable amounts of cloud and the odd shower. It should brighten up during the day with warm sunny spells, but still a few showers possible. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly dry but often cloudy with early mist and fog, but a few brighter periods. Low cloud often lingering around coasts. A few heavy showers possible at times. Becoming warmer.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 15 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Damp and cloudy in the northeast. Gradually brightening up elsewhere.

Today:

Cloudy and dull day across northeastern parts with sporadic outbreaks of rain and hill fog. Elsewhere, low cloud and patchy rain slowly clearing to give a brighter afternoon, but some showers developing, these perhaps heavy in eastern and northern England.

Tonight:

Cloudy with hill fog in the north. Further outbreaks of rain mostly affecting northeast Scotland, where sometimes heavy. Elsewhere showers easing and fog patches developing in any clear spells.

Tuesday:

Areas of mist and low cloud gradually breaking up, with warm sunny spells developing for many. Some locally heavy rain across the Northern Isles. Otherwise isolated showers in places.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Many areas fine throughout and becoming very warm in the south. However generally cloudier with some rain in the northeast. Risk of isolated heavy, thundery showers in the south later.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 15 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 19 Sep 2014 to Sunday 28 Sep 2014:

It should remain largely settled and dry for most of the period, with sunny spells and variable cloud. The best of the bright weather will likely be in south and west through Friday where it may be warm or very warm, whilst the north and northeast may be cloudier with some patchy rain. The fine weather should persist through the weekend and into the following week, with temperatures staying around or above average and feeling warm in any sunny spells. There is a chance of some showers in the southwest at times, but these will be isolated. It may turn windy and more changeable in the northwest towards the end of next week, with an increasing risk of showers or spells of rain, but the southeast should mostly remain fine.

UK Outlook for Monday 29 Sep 2014 to Monday 13 Oct 2014:

The end of September and early October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are then likely to be around and often above average, although chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any unsettled spells daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 15 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Light shower day 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Light shower day 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Light rain 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.1356
Sheffield Overcast 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Overcast 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Overcast 53.0024 -2.178
Southampton Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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Cambridge weather

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