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  • Wed Wednesday
    18°C 9°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    18°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    18°C 10°C
    Light shower day
  • Sat Saturday
    17°C 8°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sun Sunday
    18°C 12°C
    Cloudy
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:14 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:10 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:08 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1500 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for East of England

Cool and rather cloudy with a few showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers clearing to leave a mainly dry and clear night, but becoming increasingly cloudy in the west towards the end of the night. Feeling cool. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Thursday:

After a dry and bright start it will cloud over with a few showers developing. There will still be some bright spells but feeling rather cool again. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Cool northwesterly winds, bright or sunny spells and showers on Friday and Saturday. Largely dry with sunny spells on Sunday, though cloud may increase from the west later.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry and chilly overnight, although rain spreading into Scotland.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain gradually spreading southeastwards across Scotland reaching Northern Ireland and northern England by the early hours. Mostly dry with clear spells further south, leading to another chilly night.

Thursday:

Mainly cloudy and breezy, with showery rain for many, especially in the west. However largely dry and bright in the southeast, with sunny spells. Turning brighter in the north later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Showers across southern parts Friday, before clearer conditions further north extend south. Mostly dry Saturday, although showers in the east. Sunny start Sunday, although rain arriving from the west later.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 25 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 3 Sep 2014:

Cloud and rain will spread eastwards during Monday, although possibly weakening as it does, with some northern and eastern parts perhaps staying dry for a time. Heavier bursts are likely in the west with stronger winds as well. Temperatures will generally be around normal, although it will be cool in the wind and rain. It then stays rather unsettled with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be around normal and perhaps warmer at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Sep 2014 to Thursday 18 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

Weather Map

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

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