Glastonbury Festival 2013 weather update

The latest forecast for Glastonbury Festival looks mixed

Glastonbury Festival 2013 weather update

Photographer:Peter Corkhill

Chris Swindells - 20 June 2013

Glastonbury Festival-goers, in stark contrast to 2011, should expect to arrive to relatively solid ground on Worthy Farm next week. Met Office forecasts predict dry spells in the days leading up the festival and after recent dry periods the groundwater levels should be below average for this time of year.

The opening day (Wed June 26) for Glastonbury Festival is however looking a little unsettled, as a mixture of sun, cloud and light showers are interspersed throughout the day, just as festival-goers try to set up camp for the weekend. Any short bursts of rainfall late afternoon should clear through the night, as temperatures fall to lows of approximately 10°C.

Waking up to clear skies, conditions look set to improve on the Thursday (June 27) as areas of high pressure arrive over Pilton and temperatures rise to highs of 22°C during the afternoon. Glastonbury patrons should be able to leave their umbrellas in their tents as the all wise meteorologists don't expect rain, just variable amounts of cloud, with some sunny periods emerging late afternoon.

Friday and Saturday are both looking cooler with a large amount of cloud cover forecast for the two day period, interspersed with the odd scattering of light showers. Temperatures at night however will not fall into single figures and winds across the Pilton festival site are expected to stay moderate.

The Sunday forecast is chillier still, looking to drop a couple of degrees celsius from the Saturday. No prolonged spells of rain are expected but festival-goers should prepare themselves for brief showers through the morning and afternoon.

Monday should become warmer again and the forecasts currently point to a dry start with the risk of rain increasing through the afternoon and into the evening.

This varied forecast, based on predictions from both the Met Office and the BBC, echoes similar statements made earlier this month. As always we approach these prophetic, long term weather forecasts with a sense of caution, and warn that these are only forecasts!

Click here for our alternative Glastonbury forecast.

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

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

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

Click here for our ten 'hidden gems' to watch at Glastonbury 2013.

Click here for the 2013 Glastonbury stage times.


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