WEATHER WATCH: what to pack this weekend

Reading & Leeds, SW4, Creamfields and more

WEATHER WATCH: what to pack this weekend

Photographer: Peter CorkhillDaniel Fahey on 25 August 2010

With heavy rain expected today (Wednesday) and lighter showers Thursday, the site at Reading Festival should be fairly wet underfoot when it all kicks off on Friday. Expect sunny intervals all weekend with it getting slightly warmer as the weekend goes on reaching highs of 21°C on Sunday.

It doesn’t look as if Leeds Festival will miss the rain over the weekend though, with light showers expected on Friday and Saturday with highs of just 18°C. Sunday looks better with highs of 19°C and sunny intervals.

London, which is due to host the sold out South West Four Weekender and the inaugural London Electronic Dance Festival, is set for two days of sunshine and clouds with temperatures expected to exceed 20°C both days.

Dance fans heading to Daresbury in Cheshire for Creamfields look like they may just have the best festival weather this weekend. The site isn’t expected to have any rainfall beforehand and fans get expect sunny intervals with the mercury edging towards 20°C.

Shambala doesn’t look like it is to escape the rain. Light showers are expected Sunday with a high of 20°C while Friday and Saturday look a lot better with sunny intervals and highs of 19°C and 18°C respectively.

Following a week of sunshine at the site. Solfest is set to keep the good trend going over the weekend with the sun expected to make an appearance at all three days of the festival. Temperatures look set to climb from 17°C on Friday to 19°C by the time Sunday comes around.

Wizard Festival, which will take place at New Deer Showground in Aberdeenshire, doesn’t look like it will escape the Scottish weather cliché of rain with heavy showers forecast for Saturday. Sunny intervals will greet those emerging from their tents a day later though, with highs of 14°C expected both days.

Festinho will start off with sunny intervals on Friday and Saturday with highs of 19°C and 18°C respectively, but ticket-holders will have to do their dancing in light rain showers come Sunday. The temperature should have lifted to 20°C by then though.

The New Forest’s Festibelly, which only runs on Saturday, is to be treated to sunny intervals with highs of 20°C, while fans at Summer Madness on the Isle Of Wight can expect the temperature to reach 21°C with sunshine and cloud but no rain.

All weather forecasts have come from BBC Weather.

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