When I wrote the first Glastonbury Festival forecast last week, the weather experts were all predicting sunshine and showers for next weekend. For some reason lots of other sites seemed to be suggesting Glastonbury would be hit by thunderstorms – which I think came from NME mis-reading the forecast (just shows how many sites copy each other!)
Anyway, with the greatest music festival on the planet just a few days away it’s time for an update… and on the whole it’s looking pretty darn promising. Netweather’s Glastonbury expert ‘Jackone’ has put a very detailed forecast together, which concludes:
The pre festival rainfall is now forecast to be 10mm or less, and together with most of the festival looking dry, things are looking up. Pressure is steadily set to build over the UK from the South West from Monday onwards, with a good deal of settled weather expected until probably Friday.
So the headline news there is that the festival site is unlikely to turn into an all-out mudbath, as the weather will be pretty settled in the run-up to next weekend. It’ll still be a bit muddy, obviously, but not the trenchfoot inducing levels of mud we all dread.
The Weather Outlook has a similar forecast, with Friday being mostly sunny with clouds then Saturday being a bit more unsettled with some showers and Sunday being mostly overcast. So nothing too terrible really.
Interestingly, the BBC have a slightly different interpretation of the weather data and reckon it will just be cloudy on Friday and Saturday and then a bit more sunshine on Sunday.
So, some differing opinions but the main theme is that Glastonbury should see some pleasant and above all manageable weather. It’s all subject to change though of course, so I won’t get too carried away until I’m there, sitting in the sunshine drinking some cider. Roll on Thursday!!!