Glastonbury Festival-goers could face showers this weekend but the weather forecast is brighter for the east of England with mixed conditions forecast across the country
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Sun-seekers heading to England’s east coast have a warm weekend ahead of them, but changeable weather is forecast across the country.
Beaches in holiday hotspots like Norfolk and Great Yarmouth are expected to see the most sun.
However, showers are expected over the weekend which could dampen spirits at Glastonbury Festival.
Downpours could drench much of the UK on Saturday and lighter rain is forecast for Sunday, weather forecasters say.
Revelers at Worthy Farm in particular may need to brace for the wet weather, as forecasters say low pressure near the west will bring rain across the region.
Temperatures are expected to remain average for the time of year, being in the teens and low 20s on Saturday and Sunday.
Meteorologist Marco Petagna said: “There’s certainly a risk of things happening at Glastonbury this weekend.
“Low pressure will be close by in western Britain, feeding some showers at times across the region. From the looks of it, the showers are likely to be heaviest on Saturday.”
“Fresh” winds are also forecast for most parts of the country, with gusts of around 35mph expected in western Britain, he said.
“The best of the drier, sunny spells will tend to be in the east and south-east, while the worst showers are generally likely to be in the west and north-west.”
Areas such as Wales, western Scotland and Northern Ireland are also subject to the worst of the winds, he said.
Mr Petagna explained that the weather variations in June were due to a change in wind direction, from warmer breezes from Spain and France to colder ones from the Atlantic.
The unpredictable conditions are expected to continue into at least the end of next week, he said.
“It remains quite unclear until next week, even until the end of next week, until Friday,” Mr Petagna said.
UK forecast for the next five days
Cool and rainy in the west, dry and sunny in the east
Some sustained and locally heavy rainfall in western Northern Ireland. Elsewhere feel cooler with sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. Showers strongest and most frequent in the west, with some eastern parts remaining dry.
The showers slowly eased but were replaced by sustained rain in the west, which was windy with coastal gales. In the east mostly dry with clear periods.
Cloudy with rain or showers in the north and west. Otherwise sunny intervals with isolated rain showers, although the eastern parts remain dry and rather warm. Windy in the northwest with coastal gales.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:
On Monday there will be a few sunny spells and a few showers. Drier in the southeast. Rain in the west later Tuesday and into Wednesday. Elsewhere mostly dry. I’m pretty warm on Wednesday.
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