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  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    11°C 3°C
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  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    9°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    9°C 5°C
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  • Fri Friday 3rd
    9°C 4°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday 4th
    11°C 5°C
    Cloudy
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Issued at: 1700 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Mostly dry overnight, showers spreading east on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered showers at first this evening, but most parts will become dry and chilly overnight with some clear spells, and with the winds slowly easing. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Wednesday:

After a mostly dry start with some sunny spells, thickening cloud and scattered showers will spread east from late morning, these merging to give some more general rain by evening. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly dry with some bright or sunny spells on Thursday. Generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Friday, but Saturday should be dry again with some bright or sunny spells.

Updated at: 1548 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Still windy. Blustery wintry showers in north, clear spells elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Winds easing, however staying windy with further gales possible around northern and eastern coasts and in exposed locations. Showers continuing, becoming more confined to the north, where wintry and occasionally heavy, with icy patches developing. Clear spells forming elsewhere.

Wednesday:

Breezy with sunny intervals and wintry showers in the north. A bright start in the south, but cloud building in the west through the morning, spreading east, bringing some rain.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Largely dry and cold to start Thursday, but some rain in southwest, probably spreading northeast, leaving it cloudy with some outbreaks of rain Good Friday. Drier, but fairly cloudy Saturday.

Updated at: 1549 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 14 Apr 2015:

There will probably be a fair amount of cloud during the Easter period, however there will more than likely be a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells, particularly over south and southwestern parts, and winds should be light. Some northern and eastern parts may be affected by isolated showers though, especially on Easter Monday. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and northwestern parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southwards into other parts.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 29 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will ease away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southeastern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with colder showery conditions should also be expected, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1241 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Weather map

Tue 1800

Weather forecast map for Cambridge

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