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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, East of England, England, United Kingdom (52.19758 0.13915)

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Name: Cambridge topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 52.15794 0.06864 52.23723 0.18455
Minimum elevation: 13 ft
Maximum elevation: 270 ft
Average elevation: 66 ft


The city, like most of the UK, has a maritime climate highly influenced by the Gulf Stream. Located in the driest region of Britain, Cambridge's rainfall averages around 570 mm (22.44 in) per year, around half the national average, The driest recent year was in 2011 with 380.4 mm (14.98 in) of rain at the Botanic Garden and 347.2 mm (13.67 in) at the NIAB site. This is just below the semi-arid precipitation threshold for the area, which is 350mm of annual precipitation. Conversely, 2012 was the wettest year on record, with 812.7 mm (32.00 in) reported. Snowfall accumulations are usually small, in part because of Cambridge's low elevation, and low precipitation tendency during transitional snow events.

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