Weather watch: What to pack this weekend

V Festival, Green Man, Beautiful Days

Weather watch: What to pack this weekend

Photographer:Jim Stewart

Chris Swindells - 18 August 2011



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For revellers in Devon at Beautiful Days 2011 the forecast looks dry, with light winds and sunny intervals throughout the weekend. Friday will see daily highs of 18°C, prepping up to 20°C on Saturday and the most beautiful day of the three on Sunday as it reaches 21°C, with nightly lows never dropping below double figures accross the weekend.

The weather will look a little less favourably on the folk at Green Man Festival 2011 with a dry Friday evening and a wet Saturday forecasting light rain. Sunday and Monday will return to dry conditions with temperatures hitting highs of 18°C. Late night fun on Sunday will be the chilliest of the weekend with a low of 9°C at night.

The Chelmsford leg of V Festival will welcome 'The Only Way Is Essex' cast with bright skies Friday, although heavy rain forecast today (Thursday 18) will have left parts of the site a little sodden. The good weather will hold until Monday where heavy rain showers will replace the sunny skies. Temperatures remain steady throughout the weekend for headliners Eminem and Arctic Monkeys with highs of 23°C on Saturday and Sunday and sunny intervals.

Further north for V Festival's Staffordshire leg the outlook is a little less settled with cloudy skies predicted throughout. Saturday may see some light rain with temperatures reaching an estimated 17°C. Sunday has the best forecast of the weekend with Sunny intervals and 21°C highs.

Anyone looking for a stylish and wet-weather-proof option for festival footwear this weekend, with just a bit of lift, then check out Wedge Wellys and enter 'FAB20' at the checkout to receive a 20% discount on any purchase.

Beautiful Days 2011 has now completely sold out; Big Audio Dynamite, Carter USM and festival curators The Levellers play the Devon bash.

V Festival 2011 Chelmsford and V Festival 2011 Staffordshire have both sold out but tickets are still available through our secondary ticketing partner Viagogo. Click here for V Festival Chelmsford tickets and V Festival Staffordshire tickets.

Green Man 2011 has now completely sold out too, Fleet Foxes, Iron and Wine and Explosions In The Sky all play the Welsh festival this weekend.

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All forecasts are based on predictions from BBC Weather.


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