With Glastonbury Festival slowly looming up, the weather forecast for the mammoth weekend of music is here, and it makes for great reading. While some festivals this year have been fully washed out, the bonanza in Somerset is likely to have dry and settled weather… it may even be, dare we say? Warm.
Taking place between June 26th – 30th at Worthy Farm at Pilton in Somerset, this year’s festival will see Stormzy, The Cure and The Killers head up an as always huge lineup which also sees the likes of Liam Gallagher, Janet Jackson, George Ezra, Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala, take to the famous stages.
While many will be staring at stars all weekend there’s also the chance they could be dancing under the sun too. But before the warm weather arrives the BBC reports that there will be thundery showers in the days leading up to the festival, before things clear up meaning that the festival site may be a little muddy. Those arriving on Wednesday 26th June will find a day of mild conditions and sunny intervals with temperatures reaching a high of 26°.
The report goes on to forecast that Thursday and Friday will see similar warm weather and clear skies with temperatures peaking at 26° and 27° remaining pleasant well into the evening. The report continues and suggets that it looks set to stay dry and warm throughout the weekend, with temperatures at 24° on Saturday and 21° on the closing Sunday.
Another report from the Met Office predicts “settled and warm weather” in the Worthy Farm area throughout Glastonbury weekend, with mild and dry conditions on the days leading up to the festival and the latter part of next week. The rest of the Glastonbury weekend is yet to be forecast.
“Towards the south and southeast it will most likely stay drier, and warm at times, but there is the risk of some thundery showers spreading in from the south,” they said. “There are signs that high pressure may become more dominant by late-June, bringing a chance of settled and warm weather.”
Time to get excited.