Leading weather forecasters Accuweather have predicted a warm few days in Pilton, suggesting that the event would remain dry with highs of 24 degrees on the Saturday of the festival.
The Met Office’s Mr Deakin, who has suggested Glastonbury attendees could have reason for optimism, made observations that a cold Spring leads to a hot summer. “If you look at last year, a colder than average Spring did bring a warmer than average summer, but there is no set pattern to that at all,” the weatherman said.
Deakin added “The longer range, three month outlook is suggesting that higher pressure is more likely than lower pressure, and higher temperatures are more likely than lower temperatures.
“A trend towards some finer weather as we go into early summer, but of course, any individual spell of hot weather can’t be forecast at that kind of range.
He concluded: “The trend does look dryer than average.”