There are only a few weeks left before the launch of the iconic Glastonbury Festival. If you’ve been lucky enough to grab a ticket for this year’s highly anticipated comeback, you’re probably already planning what to pack – but what will the weather be like?
Hundreds of thousands of festival-goers are expected to flock to Worthy Farm again between Wednesday June 22 and Sunday June 26 as the five-day live music event makes an epic return after two years of cancellations due to the pandemic. World famous artists such as Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Sir Paul McCartney are about to take the stage.
But as we all know, UK weather can be very unpredictable, making it hard to know what to pack with you. Our sister site Somerset Live has taken a look at the weather forecast and we’re sure many music fans are hoping for the sun to shine and not a recreation of the 1997 event which has been dubbed ‘Year of the Mud’.
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So will you need to pack your wellies or sandals, sun hats or raincoats? If you’re wondering how much weather you’ll have during your visit, here are all the details we have so far:
What’s the weather forecast for Glastonbury Festival 2022?
As the festival is still a few weeks away, it’s hard to know for sure what the weather will be like for the five-day event. However, the Met Office revealed in its long-range weather forecast, which was updated on June 7, that for the week leading up to the festival, the south of the UK is expected to ‘remain mostly dry with long spells of sunshine’. .
This forecast is for Sunday June 12 to Tuesday June 21 and the Met Office adds that “the weather is likely to become more unstable again towards the end of the period”. So if you are about to arrive on Wednesday it may still be dry so you can pitch your tent.
At the time of this writing, for the week of Wednesday June 22 to Wednesday July 6, the long term weather forecast on the Met Office website indicates that there is “lower confidence for this period” and ” possibly a weak signal for above average precipitation”. first”. But it is hoped that temperatures and rainfall will be “closer to normal” in July.
Of course, all of this is subject to change, UK weather can be unpredictable. But for now, it seems like the safest bet is to consider packing a mix of clothes and possibly raincoats and wellies.