The parts of Cambridgeshire most likely to see snow on New Year’s Eve

Parts of Cambridgeshire will see in the new year with snow according to weather reports by the Met Office. 

Our New Year’s Eve plans may look a little different this year, but whether you’re staying in for a night in front of the telly, or sending off 2020 with friends and family via video call you’ll still hopefully be able to see some festive flurries out of your window.

Temperatures across the county have dropped dramatically in recent days after Storm Bella battered areas such as Huntingdon and St Ives with fierce winds and flooding.

According to the Met Office, things aren’t set to warm up any time soon, and the colder temperatures could mean snow is possible across the county.

We’ve broken down the weather forecasts for New Year’s Eve across parts of Cambridgeshire for you below.

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Cambridge

Snow on the King’s College in Cambridge
(Image: Cambridge News)

There’s no other way to say it – it’s going to be cold throughout the day and night for New Year’s Eve.

Make sure you’re wrapped up warm as temperatures will be -2C first thing in the morning, warming up ever so slightly to -1C by 9am and peaking at a um, balmy 1C during the day.

By the evening temperatures will be back to freezing, with cloudy skies throughout the day and between a 10 and 20 per cent chance of precipitation.

As you wait to count in the New Year, and say goodbye to 2020, you’ve got more of a chance of seeing snow.

At 9am there’s a 40 per cent chance of snow with light snow showers forecast, lasting until we’re into the New Year.

If you’re a party animal expecting to be up still at 3am there’s a higher chance of snow, with a 50 per cent chance of light snow forecast.

From around 6am there’s no more snow forecast, but with overcast and cloudy skies and temperatures of just 1C by 9am on New Year’s Day you could be waking up to a snow day for the first day of 2021.

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Peterborough

Peterborough, sadly, is less likely to see snow on New Year’s Eve.

Temperatures throughout the day will peak at just 1C by midday, dropping back down to -1C by 6pm.

The skies will remain cloudy, with some patches of clear sky trying to poke through and a 10 per cent chance of precipitation for much of the day.

By 9pm the chance of precipitation rises to 20 per cent, with temperatures still at -1C, which could potentially mean the slimmest possibility of a flurry.

However, if you’re in Peterborough don’t get your hopes up too much as it will just be cloudy and cold – though residents of Peterborough are well aware of how rare snow is in the city.

Huntingdon

Things are looking pretty similar to Peterborough for the people of Huntingdon on New Year’s Eve.

Temperatures will be below freezing for much of the day, with a window between midday and 6pm where they will peak at 1C.

Skies will be cloudy with a 10 to 20 per cent chance of precipitation, however there is no snow currently forecast.

by 9pm, temperatures will be back to -1C with a 20 per cent chance of precipitation overnight – meaning there’s a tiny chance of some flakes, but it’s likely to remain crisp and cold.

Ely

A foggy Ely Cathedral.
A foggy Ely Cathedral.
(Image: Richard Patterson)

Residents of Ely will be greeted by a misty morning on Thursday, December 31, with temperatures of -2 expected at 9am.

Things will warm up a few degrees to reach a high of 1C by midday, with cloudy skies and a 10 per cent chance of precipitation.

By 6pm temperatures will be back below freezing at -1C, with cloudy skies overnight and a 20 per cent chance of precipitation.

If you’re able to keep going past midnight you have a 50 per cent chance of seeing some light snow at around 3am, with temperatures at 0C.

With temperatures staying at 0C until 9am on New Year’s Day, the slightly earlier risers among residents may have a chance to see a dusting of snow on the ground as they make their way out for a New Year’s Day walk.

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Wisbech

Skies over Wisbech will be slightly sunnier on New Year’s Eve, though temperatures will be bitterly cold in the morning, at -3C first thing, and -2C with mist at 9am.

By midday there should be some sunnier intervals, though with temperatures at just 1C you’ll want to make sure you’re wrapped up warm.

By 6pm temperatures will drop back below freezing at -1C with a 20 per cent chance of precipitation and cloudy skies overnight.

Temperatures overnight will be around 0C with cloud cover and a 20 per cent chance of precipitation meaning less likelihood of snow.

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