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Issued at: 0800 on Fri 29 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Heavy rain for a time on Friday, brighter later.

Today:

Outbreaks of persistent and occasional heavy rain developing through the morning accompanied by gusty winds for a time. Brightening up through the afternoon with just the odd further shower. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

There will be isolated showers and clear spells tonight, although the showers will die out through the evening. Wind dropping through the night, chilly. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Saturday:

Saturday will be fine and dry with a light breeze and plenty of sunshine although clouding over in the evening. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday, cooler and breezy with rain easing later. Monday, quite cool and breezy. Mainly dry before rain, perhaps heavy, arrives later. Tuesday, cool with blustery showers or rain.

Updated at: 0436 on Fri 29 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain and gusty winds crossing southern parts. Showers further north.

Today:

Outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain with gusty winds will push eastwards across southern Britain before clearing around mid-afternoon. Brighter conditions, with some showers, will follow. Northern parts will see sunny spells and heavy showers. Feeling cool in the brisk winds.

Tonight:

Showers will gradually become confined to the far north and northwestern coastal areas later. Clear spells will allow temperatures to fall low enough for a local rural grass frost.

Saturday:

Drier and brighter for many with good spells of sunshine. However, showers will affect northeastern Britain and patchy drizzly rain will arrive across southwestern parts and will turn heavier later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

An unsettled, and perhaps at times unseasonably windy, period of weather with belts of heavy rain and showers affecting the country. It will feel chilly with below average temperatures.

Updated at: 0436 on Fri 29 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 2 Jun 2015 to Thursday 11 Jun 2015:

Rather unsettled and cool conditions across most areas at first, with heavy showers or bands of more persistent rain. Strong winds are also likely, particularly in the south and the northwest. After this, further spells of rain and at times strong winds are expected to affect northern and north-western parts, whilst across the south of the UK conditions become mainly fine and dry. Later in the period, all parts of the UK are set to see some dry weather with periods of sunshine. Temperatures are also likely to recover to become rather warm in the south, with the north also rising to around normal for the time of year. Towards the end of this period, very warm weather may develop in south, albeit accompanied by the threat of heavy showers.

UK Outlook for Friday 12 Jun 2015 to Friday 26 Jun 2015:

High pressure looks to have become established across the north of the UK by the start of this period. This will bring fine and dry conditions to most parts with much warmer conditions than of late across the north. It is also expected to be very warm in the south, although here there is a risk of some heavy and thundery showers spreading up from continental Europe. Confidence in the forecast drops towards the end of June; however, the general trend looks set to remain much the same, meaning drier conditions in the north, some showers possible in the south and warm or very warm temperatures.

Updated at: 1222 on Thu 28 May 2015

Weather map

Fri 0900

Weather forecast map for Cambridge

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