Glastonbury weather: Summer scorcher as Met Office predicts 35C heatwave

Glastonbury has finally returned after the festival took a break last year. The UK’s largest festival will welcome 200,000 people to the grounds of Worthy Farm to kick off British summer. The festival, located around 100 miles south-west of central London, will run from Wednesday, June 26 to Sunday, June 30.

What is the weather forecast for Glastonbury?

Revellers heading to Glastonbury could expect scorching heat throughout the festival.

Met Office meteorologist Bonnie Diamond told the Evening Standard this year’s festival could see record-breaking temperatures.

She said: “The UK’s highest temperature on record was 35.6C, in 1976 in Southampton.

“It’s possible we could see that beaten this weekend.”

However she added the weather “won’t be bright and sunny, but very hot and humid”.

On Friday, temperatures could climb as high as 32C, and up to 35C on Saturday.

But a risk of isolated showers in parts of Cornwall and Devon on Wednesday evening could bring some rain to the festival area.

Maximum temperatures for Glastonbury’s first day is predicted to reach 25C.

From Thursday to Saturday, the Met Office predicts dry, “increasingly sunny” and “very warm” temperatures.

As Saturday progresses, clouds could slowly move over the areas and turn fresher.

People are urged to make sure they drink plenty of water in order to cope with the humid conditions.

The humid conditions comes following thunderstorms and heavy rain on Sunday and Monday.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steve Willington, said: “It’s going to get very warm across parts of the west and southwest of the country from Wednesday, and it’ll feel hot in places across southern and western parts of the UK by Friday, with temperatures possibly reaching 30 Celsius in a few spots.

“By Saturday the warmth will spread further east with temperatures into the low 30s Celsius in places, while further west much fresher, but still warm conditions are expected.

“Fresher conditions will then spread to all parts of the UK by late Sunday.”

Commenting on the humidity, Mr Willington said: “It’ll feel muggy for many this week, especially overnight as temperatures are likely to stay into the high teens and possibly low 20s Celsius in urban areas.”

Advice on how to reduce risks from hot weather can be obtained from the NHS.

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