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Olivia Stock
24 June 2024, 10:08

Glastonbury 2024: festival weather forecast

Will the weather hold out for this year’s Worthy Farm festivities?

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Glastonbury punters are being urged to pack their wellies and a bottle of sun cream as the Met Office has predicted mixed weather throughout the five-day festival.

This year’s event kicks off on Wednesday 26th June and runs until Sunday 30th June, with more than 200,000 people expected to descend on Worthy Farm in Pilton during that time.

With exactly a week to go, festival-goers will be pleased to hear that the weather is expected to be largely fine, settled and “much warmer” than in recent weeks, according to the Met Office’s long range forecast for the South West of England. However, some light rain showers  could make an appearance, especially in the middling portion of the festival.

BBC Weather predicts temperatures in the mid-to-late teens, with a high of 19°C on Sunday. Most days will have a mix of cloud with sunny intervals and occasional light rain. Punters are likely to see “higher-than-average” temperatures despite the downpours.

This past week there has been a noticeable shift in the UK’s weather, after the start of June was marked by low temperatures and plenty of rain showers.

Speaking to the Independent, Met Office forecaster Stephen Dixon explained: “There is little sign for any one type of weather pattern to dominate during this period. As such, typical conditions for the UK are most probable with a mixture of weather types.”

According to BBC Weather’s latest predictions (24th June), here’s what festival-goers can expect.

Thursday 27th June: Light rain showers and a moderate breeze. Highs of 18°C, lows of 11°C
Friday 28th June: Sunny intervals and a moderate breeze. Highs of 17°C, lows of 10°C
Saturday 29th June: Sunny intervals and a moderate breeze. Highs of 17°C, lows of 10°C
Sunday 30th June: Sunny intervals and a moderate breeze. Highs of 19°C, lows of 11°C

Punters are urged to take this information with a pinch of salt, as the Met Office’s long-range predictions can frequently change as weather systems develop. A Medium UV warning has also been issued for all days so far so don’t forget to pack your sunscreen.

In the lead-up to the festival, Glastonbury has shared stage-by-stage announcements, including the news that Arcadia’s fire-breathing spider will be replaced by a giant dragonfly, that the Genosys stage will return to Block9, and Glastonbury’s first dedicated South Asian space will open in Shangri-La.

Last week, Emily Eavis also confirmed that the festival will take a fallow year in 2026.

DJ Mag will be providing regular updates on weather forecasts and all other things Glastonbury ahead of the festival. You can see an overview of the 2024 line-up here.