UK Weather Forecast: Glastonbury revelers should expect showers with mild skies

Temperatures are expected to remain in the low 20s for most of the UK throughout the weekend but showers are expected to hit Glastonbury on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Glastonbury could be set for rain this weekend
Glastonbury could be set for rain this weekend

Revelers in Glastonbury should prepare for a wet weekend as showers are forecast for the remainder of the festival.

The Met Office is forecasting rain on Friday in the mid to late afternoon before easing towards evening.

However, despite the lull in the rain during the night, there is a risk of heavy downpours on Saturday and some showers on Sunday afternoon.

Some showers could also affect British Summer Time in Hyde Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – although the Met Office said these were “light” and “low risk”.

Temperatures across the UK are expected to remain warm and in the low 20s throughout the weekend.

The weather on Friday is expected to stay warm


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Meanwhile, a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms remains in place for most of England except for the south west and north until midnight on Thursday.

Chief Meteorologist Rachel Ayers said Friday will bring showers across north and north east England and south east Scotland, some of which could be heavy with the possibility of local thunderstorms.

There will also be some moderate showers in central and southern parts of England through the afternoon, with some sunny spells, particularly in Scotland and eastern England.

Ms Ayres said: “A band of rain will push across Northern Ireland, Wales and south-west England into the afternoon, reaching Glastonbury in mid to late afternoon, bringing cooler and breezier conditions.

Showers are expected to sweep across the country over the weekend


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“Showers will subside by Friday evening and the rain band will continue northeast bringing some heavy rain at times.”

On Saturday the rain band will weaken, but showers break out in the west and south-west.

Ms Ayres said some could be “locally strong with the risk of local thunderstorms particularly in the South West hence risk of some heavy showers for Glastonbury”.

Northern Ireland and parts of western Scotland could see some prolonged rainy spells with heavy outbursts, while strong winds could hit the north and west with the risk of coastal storms.

A few showers are forecast for Sunday


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For Sunday, Ms Ayres said: “Cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the North West, later it will be rainier. Elsewhere a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, some showers for Glastonbury into the afternoon, these strongest in the South West.”

Strong winds will continue to the north and west and there is a risk of coastal storms, mainly in Northern Ireland, Wales and western Scotland, while it will be windy elsewhere.

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cooler today with heavy showers and thunderstorms developing in the east


Showers break out in north-east England and south-east Scotland, some heavy with thunder. Also some sunshine and still very warm in the east. The rain moves east across Northern Ireland, Wales and South West England, then becoming cooler and windier.

This evening:

Showers in the NE are easing. Rain streaks, heavy at times, move northeast over most parts but die down in the south. After the rain it will be much cooler. Windy in the west.

On Saturday there will be sunny spells and isolated stormy showers


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Locally heavy rain over western Northern Ireland. Elsewhere feel cooler with sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. These are heaviest and most common in the west, with some eastern parts remaining dry.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Partly sunny and scattered showers, strongest in the north and west, driest in the south-east. Extended rain showers in the west on Tuesday. Airy and feels cooler.

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