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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 27 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Bright start, becoming cloudy. A little rain later tonight.

Today:

A bright, chilly start, with some patchy ground frost. Cloudy conditions will gradually spread from the west, but it should remain dry. Temperatures close to normal. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Tonight:

Cloudy conditions continuing overnight, with some patchy outbreaks of rain spreading from the west towards the end of the night. Southwesterly winds will also strengthen. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Wednesday:

Cloud and patchy rain at first, before a band of showery rain introduces much colder, clearer conditions from the northwest. The strong breeze giving a significant wind-chill. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

The cold and often windy conditions persisting, and giving a significant wind-chill. A mix of sunny intervals and occasional wintry showers, with some snow accumulations possible.

Updated at: 0226 on Tue 27 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Increasing cloud amounts. Patchy rain in the west. Breezy.

Today:

A bright but chilly start in the south and east, with increasing cloud amounts through the day. Elsewhere, generally cloudy with patchy rain in the north and west, turning more persistent later across northwest Scotland. Windy in the north.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain across northwest Scotland slowly spreading southeastwards to affect most parts of the UK. Turning colder in the northwest with wintry showers. Windy, with gales in the north.

Wednesday:

Rain clearing the south through the morning. Elsewhere, bright and cold with scattered wintry showers. Snow showers turning heavy across the north later on. Windy in the north and west.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cold on Thursday with frequent snow showers. Unsettled through Friday with further wintry showers, before turning colder again on Saturday with frequent snow showers. Strong to gales force winds throughout.

Updated at: 0225 on Tue 27 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 1 Feb 2015 to Tuesday 10 Feb 2015:

The cold and showery theme to the weather will persist through most of the first week of February as northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country, these frequent across northern parts, with overnight frost and ice. The strong northerly winds, with gales in places, will accentuate the cold feel with a significant wind chill. The best of the drier, brighter weather will be across sheltered southern parts. However, there are signs of more changeable weather towards the end of the first week as winds turn more westerly. By then, spells of wind and rain coming in off the Atlantic suggest that temperatures are likely to become less cold and thus the likelihood of snow, frost and ice would be lower.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 11 Feb 2015 to Wednesday 25 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. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing more settled conditions, particularly in the south.

Updated at: 0225 on Tue 27 Jan 2015

Weather map

Tue 1400

Weather forecast map for Cambridge

Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Ipswich – Cloudy 52.0563 1.1499
London London – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Boston – Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Sunny day 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Nottingham – Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Lincoln – Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Dover Dover – Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Sunny intervals 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 – Sunny intervals 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