The weather forecast across the weekend sees ups and downs in temperatures across the week from Wednesday, June 21 to Monday, June 26, with intermittent showers and spots of sunshine.
Speaking to Somerset Live, the Met Office’s Press Officer Stephen Dixon said to expect “above average” rainfall this year, and unpredictable weather patterns throughout the week.
The Met Office also logged thunderstorms on Tuesday, June 20, in the Glastonbury area, meaning the site could get a little muddy before anyone steps foot on Worthy Farm.
“Glastonbury will be lucky to get away without seeing some rain,” Dixon explained. “Over the next couple of days, we will see a very dry and settled picture in Somerset.
“Temperatures will be well above average in the mid to high 20s and it will be a very settled regime. However, there will be a shift heading into the weekend. On Friday (June 16), there will be an increasing chance of some light showers,” he said.
We’re keeping you updated daily as the forecast changes, but for now, check out the current weather conditions throughout Glastonbury Festival next week (via AccuWeather):
Wednesday, June 21:
Glastonbury’s opening day is looking a little touch and go with intervals of cloud and sunshine and a 60% chance of rain, mostly later in the evening.
Thursday, June 22:
As we head into Thursday, the forecast looks a little more promising. AccuWeather predicts highs of 23 degrees and lows of 12, and a (mostly) sunny day, cloudy at points.
Friday, June 23:
You might have to crack out the wellies on Friday, because it’s looking a little damp. Expect showers in the morning followed by some rain in the afternoon, and highs of 24 degrees.
Saturday, June 24:
Saturday isn’t looking much better – a 73% chance of rain is predicted to hit the site on the penultimate day, although it will remain warm with highs of 25 degrees and lows of 13.
Sunday, June 25:
The forecast for the final day at Glastonbury could clear up slightly, expecting to be a little cloudy with light rain in the morning and spots in the afternoon. It’s the chilliest day of the week with highs of 19 degrees, so pack a few extra layers.
We’re updating the predicted forecast daily. Come back later for added updates.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins