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Bedford (nearest observation site to Cambridge)

Cambridge forecast
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Mon 01 Sep 2014
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Drizzle Overcast Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night
17.5 17.9 17.5 17.8 16.6 17.0 15.2 14.1 13.2 13.1
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WSW 7 WSW 7 NW 5 NNW 13 N 13 N 13 N 3 NNW 8 NNW 9 N 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
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Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 19:50 Moon phase: First quarter
Tue 02 Sep 2014
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Partly cloudy night Clear night Cloudy Mist Mist Mist Mist Mist Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day
11.7 11.2 11.3 12.2 12.0 11.8 12.2 11.0 12.0 14.7 16.0 17.1 18.1 19.2 18.6
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N 7 WNW 6 NNW 5 N 5 N 6 N 6 NNE 5 NW 1 NW 1 NE 2 NE 6 NE 6 ENE 6 NNE 6 NNE 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG M M M M M VG VG E VG VG VG E
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R R R R R R R R R R R R R F F
Sunrise: 06:15 Sunset: 19:48 Moon phase: First quarter
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Issued at: 1400 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Extremes

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East of England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Shoeburyness 20.7
Lowest maximum temperature Weybourne 17.3
Lowest minimum temperature Santon Downham 7.2
Highest rainfall Cambridge Niab 7.6
Sunniest Wattisham 3.1 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Usk No.2 22.5
Lowest maximum temperature Resallach 14.4
Lowest minimum temperature Santon Downham 7.2
Highest rainfall Walney Island 20.8
Sunniest Kinloss 7.1

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: 0002 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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Cambridge Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Peterborough Overcast 52.569 -0.2388
Milton Keynes Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Ipswich Overcast 52.0563 1.1499
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Boston Cloudy 52.9786 -0.0249
Norwich Sunny day 52.6305 1.2991
Banbury Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Lincoln Cloudy 53.2304 -0.539
Birmingham Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Sheffield Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
Hull Cloudy 53.7492 -0.3471
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178

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!