Early Glastonbury Festival weather forecasts varied

The first Met Office weather forecast for Glastonbury looking mixed

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Swindells - 05 June 2013

The national forecast office, using more than two decades of experience, has forecast chilly and unsettled weather for late June. The latest Met Office forecast, delivered today, forecast conditions would be "rather changeable" through the Glastonbury Festival weekend.

Deputy chief forecaster Bob Wilderspin, once again blamed the cold sea around the UK, the result of the freezing winter and early spring, and the position of the jet stream for temperatures that are likely to be near, or a little below average for the time of year.

The monthly outlook from the BBC, published on June 3rd, predicted temperatures will be "at or just below the average for the time of year". 

We've heard many prophetic weather forecasts before and approach them all with a sense of caution. A statement released by the Met Office back in 2011 turned out to be false when heavy downpours and high winds welcomed festival-goers to Glastonbury Festival 2011. Let's hope for better this summer!

Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Somerset from June 26-30 2013.

The festival, which took a break in 2012, released their full 2013 line-up last week.

All tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2013, estimated to be approximately 140,000 in number, have now completely sold out.


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