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Issued at: 1400 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for East of England

Mild, windy and mainly dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Windy this evening and overnight with just a few spots of light rain or drizzle at times. A mild night with temperatures well above freezing. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Monday:

Another mild and windy day. Mostly cloudy but most places will stay mainly dry with brighter spells possible and just the odd spot of light rain or drizzle in places. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday, remaining cloudy and windy but mild and mainly dry. Wednesday, becoming drier and brighter as wind and rain clears. Christmas Day, sunny spells and the odd shower, quite cold.

Updated at: 1453 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain in north and west, largely fine elsewhere.

Today:

Cloudy with rain at times in the north and west, this heavy and persistent across western Scotland. Windy across northern parts, especially to the east of high ground. Elsewhere, largely fine and breezy. Feeling milder.

Tonight:

Rain and strong winds will gradually sink south into northern England and Wales. Colder, showery conditions returning to the north. Cloudy, breezy with rain at times in the far south.

Monday:

Rain band, locally heavy, across central areas stalls. Mild, cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle to the south. Colder, clearer, showery conditions to the north, wintry over hills. Windy throughout.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain, possibly heavy at times, slowly moves southwards Tuesday and through Christmas Eve. Colder, clearer conditions with showers, wintry across northern hills, extending to all areas by Christmas Day. Breezy.

Updated at: 0221 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Dec 2014 to Sunday 4 Jan 2015:

A cold and largely fine start to Boxing Day with a widespread frost likely. Remaining dry for most of the day, but unsettled conditions pushing eastwards later, with rain, perhaps transient hill snow, and strong winds developing, with a risk of gales, most likely in north and west. During the weekend, unsettled, slightly milder and windy conditions are most likely across the UK, with periods of rain or showers. Into the following week, more settled conditions may push into western parts, and outbreaks of rain and showers will then primarily affect northern and eastern areas, with snow possible to lower levels in the north. Thereafter, the most likely solution is for periods of frontal rain and milder temperatures, but also some good spells of dry weather, especially in the south.

UK Outlook for Monday 5 Jan 2015 to Monday 19 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and southern and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around, or slightly below, average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow possible, particularly over the high ground.

Updated at: 0221 on Sun 21 Dec 2014

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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 – Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Norwich – Cloudy 52.6305 1.2991
Rochester Rochester – Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Cloudy 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 – Cloudy 51.1259 1.3179
Swindon Swindon – Light rain 51.5556 -1.7784
Brighton Brighton – Cloudy 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