Cambridge to bask in 16C ‘winter heatwave’ this week

Temperatures are set to reach 16C in Cambridge this week as the county enjoys a warm spell of weather.

BBC Weather has forecast several hours of sunshine, with no rain expected for at least the next week.

Cambridge will see temperatures of 16C tomorrow (February 24) with sunny intervals and a light breeze.

These soaring temperatures mean the city will be hotter than Madrid, Spain, which is set to record a temperature of 15C on Wednesday.

Similar conditions are expected in other parts of the county, including Huntingdon, Ely and Peterborough.

The weekend is likely to bring full sunshine, though temperatures will drop slightly to 12C on Friday and Saturday.

It comes after a wintry spell earlier this month that saw snow falling and temperatures plummeting across the county.

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The warm weather is expected to stick around for at least a fortnight, according to BBC Weather.

Hay fever sufferers have been warned that rising February temperatures could lead to a “pollen bomb” hitting Britain, the Mirror reported last week.

The switch from freezing temperatures to expected highs of 16C this week could see clouds of allergens released into the air.

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