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Cambridge forecast
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Tue 29 Jul 2014
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18.1 18.3 21.3 21.9 22.4 23.9 24.3 25.4 24.3 24.0 22.7 20.3 19.7 18.9 18.0
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wed 30 Jul 2014
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Overcast Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
16.8 14.4 13.7 12.6 12.4 12.6 12.6 13.1 14.9 16.3
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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Issued at: 0900 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

Extremes

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East of England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Cambridge Niab 26.9
Lowest maximum temperature Weybourne 20.9
Lowest minimum temperature Houghton Hall 10.3
Highest rainfall Shoeburyness 11.4
Sunniest Wattisham 12.5 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Thorney Island 27.5
Lowest maximum temperature Cluanie Inn 15.1
Lowest minimum temperature Ravensworth 6.5
Highest rainfall Shoeburyness 11.4
Sunniest Yeovilton 12.8

About extremes

Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Issued at: 0003 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Cambridge Overcast 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Overcast 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Sunny intervals 52.0563 1.1499
London Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Sunny intervals 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Sunny day 52.6305 1.2991
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Sunny intervals 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Hull Sunny intervals 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Overcast 53.0024 -2.178
Hereford Overcast 52.056 -2.7146
York Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789

Location Details

Cambridge

Location: 52.2075, 0.124

Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

Bedford

Location: 52.225, -0.464

Altitude: 85 m above mean sea level

Distance from Cambridge: 40.1 km

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 the world 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 1951, Cambridge was granted its City Charter in recognition of its historic importance and economic success.

This economic success can be seen clearly with Cambridge at the heart of high-tech industry. The area known as Silicon Fen — a play on Silicon Valley and the fens (wetland) surrounding the city. Its economic power lies in industries such as software and bioscience, many of these companies were created by graduates of the University. Over 40% of the workforce has a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.

Cambridge is one of the driest places in the UK, receiving around � national average of rainfall and rarely seeing a white Christmas.

Cambridge is also known for playing a major role in the invention of the modern game of football. In 1863, members of the university wrote the first set of rules and game was played on Parker’s Piece — a game largely considered to be the first game of football as we would recognise it today.

The city is also known for its extensive list of events through the year, most famous of which is Midsummer Fair which dates back to 1211. This remains one of the largest outdoor markets in Europe and runs for the three days, leading up to Midsummer’s Day. In 2009, Cambridge hosted the second largest Beer Festival outside of London and served an impressive 90,000 pints of beer!