After a cold and dreary spell things are starting to look up in Cambridgeshire this week as temperatures are set to top many popular European holiday destinations. In Cambridge today (April 12) Cambridge will be hotter than Barcelona.
The city is set to see temperatures of 19C which appear to be a return to the warm weather last seen in late March. According to the Met Office, Barcelona in Spain will experience some showers and cloudy skies today and temperatures only reaching 16C.
Whilst in Cambridge the sun isn’t set to be beaming it should be warm and dry. The rest of the week will be quite warm in Cambridge with highs of 19C again on Thursday and Friday. Although temperatures drop to 18C at the weekend, the sun will be out in the skies to heat things up.
However, Cambridge isn’t the only Cambridgeshire city beating out these locations known for their great weather. In Peterborough, it will just be hotter than it is in Athens. The local city may be jealous of the sunny skies over in Greece but while Athens is set to see 17C temperatures Peterborough is just leading with 18C.
However, some heavy rain in the late morning is forecast in Peterborough. In Ely, the picture is similar to Cambridge with low chances of rain and 19C temperatures.
The Met Office has said today in the East it will be “cloudy this morning, with outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy in the west. Central and eastern parts likely drier. A spell of mostly light rain possible for all parts later this afternoon. Warm. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
“Any lingering rain or showers likely clearing, most parts dry with some brightness before dusk. Becoming cloudy overnight for most parts, though clearer in the east. Minimum temperature 5 °C.”