It’s been a fairly dismal forecast lately, but with summer around the corner things are finally starting to look up.
Seven days of sun and balmy temperatures are forecast in Cambridge next week, with highs of 19C and 20C from Saturday 29 to Friday 4 June.
It will be a welcome departure from May’s erratic weather so far – as rain and gusts of 40mph winds scoured the county yesterday (May 21).
Luckily we can now take refuge from the unpredictable British weather inside pubs and restaurants after hospitality venues were allowed to reopen indoors from May 17.
But it will be much nicer to enjoy our regained freedoms in Cambridgeshire’s beautiful outdoors and myriad beer gardens.
You can feel optimistic about making plans next weekend, with a sunny 18C Saturday 29 kicking off the run of good weather.
Temperatures will rise to 19C over the following days in Cambridge – brilliant news for the Bank Holiday Monday on May 31 – peaking at 20C on Thursday 3 June afternoon.
Peterborough is looking a bit greyer over the same period, though temperatures will still lift to 19C. T-shirt weather at last.
Meanwhile, Ely, Huntingdon and St Neots are due a mix of light cloud and sunshine from May 29 to June 4.
In fact, England’s warm weather may well continue beyond June 4, but this is as far as BBC Weather is committing to.
Some leading weather experts are predicting a mini-heatwave around the 20C mark for 16 consecutive days in June, according to Birmingham Live .