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Glastonbury 2019 predicted to be hottest in festival’s history

Better pack your sun cream...

Glastonbury hottest on record
Glastonbury hottest on record

With Glastonbury kicking off today, meteorologists have begun predicting that this year's edition could be the hottest on record.

Aidan McGivern from the Met Office shared the news that humid and hot air being pushed towards the UK from Europe is behind the prediction, with the good weather putting the latest edition in contention for topping the previous record of 31.2°C. That record was set at the last Glastonbury in 2017, before the festival took a fallow year in 2018.

Temperatures will gradually rise over the next couple of days at the festival with highs of 25°C predicted today and 28°C expected on Thursday, before peaking somewhere above that on Friday. The following days will see the temperature taper off however as a cold front pushes predictions for Saturday down to 25°C and Sunday down to as low as 20°C. 

It's expected to stay mostly dry through the weekend, though some weather outlooks are suggesting brief interludes of drizzle. There's certainly no doubt though that it'd be a good idea to pack some sun cream if you're yet to arrive at the festival. 

This year's festival will see headline sets from the likes of Stormzy, The Chemical Brothers, Janet Jackson, and Kylie Minogue. The Beat Hotel, which will touch down at Glastonbury for the final time this year, will host Call Super, Jon Hopkins, Peach, Palms Trax, Job Jobse and Daniel Avery b2b HAAi, amongst others, over the course of the week.

The late-night Block9 area will feature sets from The Black Madonna, Larry Heard, Batu, Hessle Audio, Karenn, Midland, Kode9 & Laurel Halo, and plenty more. The team behind Block9 will also debut their brand new IICON stage concept.

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