Weather watch: what to pack for festivals this weekend

IOW Festival, Download, RockNess, Glade, Get Loaded


Photographer:Sara Bowrey

United Kingdom United Kingdom | by Daniel Fahey | 09 June 2011

Those up early on Friday (10 June) at the Isle of Wight Festival 2011, perhaps excited about seeing Kings Of Leon headline, can expect hail showers with highs off 11°C.

Hail will turn into light rain before thunder showers set in around 4pm and heavy rain falling into the evening.

A sunny start on Saturday (11 June) will turn into rain showers as the day progresses with highs of 15°C. The rain should cool off by the time Foo Fighters take to the stage.

The heavy rain will return on Sunday (12 June) ahead of Beady Eye’s debut and Kasabian headlining with maximum temperatures of 14°C expected.

Download Festival 2011 ticket-holders will fare better with the weather as Friday is set to start sunny with the wet weather holding off at Donington Park until heavy rain moves in early evening. Temperatures will reach 13°C.

A sunny start on the Saturday will morph into light rain showers but for the majority of the day, it should remain dry with highs of 14°C.

Sunday will be the warmest day of the weekend, reaching 17°C with sunny intervals predicted for the day before light rain moves across the site in the evening.

Rather predictably, Scotland’s RockNess Music Festival 2011 won’t miss the wet weather either, but there will only light rain on Friday evening following a morning of sunny intervals and highs of 13°C.

The weather will remain changeable and cool on Saturday with some bright or sunny spells and some showers and highs of 13°C before the light rain sets back in Sunday afternoon with temperatures reaching 12°C.

The return of Glade Festival 2011 will start with a sunny morning and afternoon on Friday and highs of 14°C before one or two light showers head to Houghton Hall in the evening.

Cloud will turn into heavy showers on Saturday with temperatures hitting 17°C with a clear night expected, while Sunday will mainly be dry and bright with highs of 18°C before light showers move in come the evening.

Those in London for Get Loaded In The Park 2011 can expect sunny intervals before light rain moves in late afternoon and early evening with highs of 16°C.

All weather forecasts have been taken from BBC Weather.


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