Glastonbury weather: warm, dry and settled conditions forecast for festival

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The prayers of every Glastonbury-goer have been answered: the weather at 2024’s edition looks set to be neither horribly rainy nor horribly hot.

A Met Office update on Monday stated that weather at the Worthy Farm site will be “mostly warm, dry and settled”.

Wednesday is likely to see the highest temperatures as ticket holders get their tents up, with highs of 25C to 27C. It’s likely to remain dry that day, though there is – as is so often the case in this unpredictable Somerset valley – a risk of a heavy shower.

As the music kicks into gear on the smaller stages on Thursday, there will be “cloudier and slightly breezier conditions through the day and possibly some light rain in the afternoon”, as a cold front passes through the area.

But that front is expected to be gone by the festival’s main days of Friday to Sunday, headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA respectively. The Met Office acknowledges “some uncertainty” with possible showers, but anticipates “dry days with sunny spells and light winds”. Temperatures are expected to be a maximum of 20C or 21C.

Winds are not expected to reach more than 10mph during the whole weekend.

It’s a relief for festivalgoers and organisers, following a very wet few months in southern England, including the wettest February in the region since 1836. The period of October 2022 to March 2024 saw the highest amount of rain recorded in any 18-month period in England’s history.

Appearing below the Pyramid headliners are the likes of Shania Twain, LCD Soundsystem and Little Simz, while stars including Tilda Swinton, Florence Pugh and Cate Blanchett are due to appear in conversation at the festival cinema.

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner will continue her election campaigning at the festival, appearing on a panel debate entitled Election 2024: A Change Is Gonna Come.


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