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  • Tue Tuesday
    26°C 14°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday
    23°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Thu Thursday
    23°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    22°C 15°C
    Light shower day
  • Sat Saturday
    22°C 13°C
    Heavy shower day
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: First quarter -999 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0100 on Tue 29 Jul 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

Heavy showers gradually easing. Tuesday drier, brighter and warmer.

This Evening and Tonight:

While there is still a possibility of heavy and thundery showers during the evening, these will become lighter, fewer and further between overnight, to leave most areas dry by dawn. Brisk northeasterly winds developing for a time, easing later. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Tuesday:

Early patchy rain should soon die away, with remnants of cloud also breaking up to leave a dry, very warm remainder of the day with sunny spells and light winds. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Dry with plenty of warm sunshine midweek, gradually giving way to cloudier and more showery conditions late Thursday or into Friday, this heavy at times. Cooler nights than last week.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming clear and dry for many. Rain in northwest later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy showers in the far southeast will slowly clear away overnight, then leaving most places dry with long clear periods. Northwestern areas will become increasingly cloudy though, with occasional rain and drizzle.

Tuesday:

Increasingly breezy with scattered showers in northwestern parts. Elsewhere, mostly dry and bright, but turning cloudier with patchy light rain spreading southeast. Rather warm, especially in the southeast.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Showers in the north and west Wednesday and Thursday spreading into many other areas Friday. Warm in the south and east, cooler elsewhere, especially in the north Wednesday when breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Aug 2014 to Monday 11 Aug 2014:

Changeable this weekend with showers and or more prolonged periods of rain affecting most areas. On Saturday, rain, occasionally heavy and perhaps thundery, will clear away eastwards, with brighter conditions but also scattered showers then following. Further showers on Sunday with a chance of more persistent rain reaching some western areas later. The unsettled theme then continues into next week, conditions perhaps turning breezier then, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures should be generally near normal for the time of year, although perhaps on the warm side towards the south and east.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 26 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during mid-August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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 the world 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 1951, Cambridge was granted its City Charter in recognition of its historic importance and economic success.

This economic success can be seen clearly with Cambridge at the heart of high-tech industry. The area known as Silicon Fen — a play on Silicon Valley and the fens (wetland) surrounding the city. Its economic power lies in industries such as software and bioscience, many of these companies were created by graduates of the University. Over 40% of the workforce has a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.

Cambridge is one of the driest places in the UK, receiving around � national average of rainfall and rarely seeing a white Christmas.

Cambridge is also known for playing a major role in the invention of the modern game of football. In 1863, members of the university wrote the first set of rules and game was played on Parker’s Piece — a game largely considered to be the first game of football as we would recognise it today.

The city is also known for its extensive list of events through the year, most famous of which is Midsummer Fair which dates back to 1211. This remains one of the largest outdoor markets in Europe and runs for the three days, leading up to Midsummer’s Day. In 2009, Cambridge hosted the second largest Beer Festival outside of London and served an impressive 90,000 pints of beer!