UK weather forecast: Glastonbury revelers have warned of rain and thunder after hot spells

Heavy showers are expected to move north across the UK from Thursday, leaving Glastonbury festival goers to brace for hot and sunny conditions as well as wet weather

Wellies are probably essential for those traveling to Glastonbury
Wellies are probably essential for those traveling to Glastonbury

Britain is set to experience a heatwave in mid-week but Glastonbury could be a muddy affair after the Met Office warned festival-goers to ‘pack your wellies’.

Wednesday is set for highs of 28C to 29C, according to weather forecaster Alex Burkill, but the heatwave is expected to come to a halt on Thursday as thunderstorms sweep across England.

Thousands of people make their way to Somerset’s Glastonbury Festival, where Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamarr and Fleetwood Mac make the headlines, amid disruption caused by this week’s rail strikes.

Traffic disruptions aren’t the only bad news for those heading to Worthy Farm. Mr Burkill said: “I think by Thursday we will see some heavy showers moving up from the south.

Temperatures are expected to rise across England on Wednesday


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“Particularly later in the day many parts of England could see some heavy showers, possibly even thunderstorms.

“Then more showers, heavy, sometimes even thunder, as we get through Friday, Saturday and especially Sunday.”

He said Sunday would be the wettest day for the next few days.

He added: “So right now Sunday is looking like maybe the wettest day in the next few days.

“But that aside there will be some showers later from Thursday but this will continue into Friday and into the weekend.”

Thunderstorms are forecast for Thursday



Unfortunately for festival-goers, he said Glastonbury won’t escape the wet weather.

“You’re going to have a nice, hot day (Wednesday), maybe too hot for some, with lots of sunshine and it’s definitely going to be more changeable after that,” he said.

“Therefore, there is a risk of heavy showers later on Thursday. And then the risk of a few showers as we go through Friday and Saturday, but heavier showers on Sunday.”

He advised participants to pack for both scorching heat and rain.

He said: “You need hats and sunscreen and plenty of water to deal with the hot sunny spells, especially on Wednesday.

“And after that they will definitely need their wellies because the conditions will be a bit wetter.”

Temperatures will rise on Wednesday


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UK forecast for the next 5 days

Most areas today are fine and dry


Another nice dry day with plenty of sunshine for most areas, conditions are also a bit hotter than yesterday. Cloudier for parts of the far north and north-west of Scotland, where there is likely to be some rain at times.

This evening:

After a fine evening most regions have a dry night with clear skies. Cloudier in the very far north with some patchy rain. Warmer than last night.

Festival goers have been advised to pack for all conditions


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Tomorrow many areas will be fine and dry again, many parts will also be hotter than today. However, there is a risk of showers or thunderstorms in parts of England and Wales.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday :

Showers, locally heavy and thundery, moving northeast through Friday. From Saturday largely restless, cooler and windy with heavy showers in the west. Warmest in the Northeast.

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