Glastonbury weather forecast: Remnants of tropical storm Bill expected at end of this week

Forecasters also said there would be some 'sunny spells' in the run-up to Thursday night

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Glastonbury festival revellers should pack their wellies after forecasters predicted showery weather.

Forecasters have warned after a dry and warm start on Wednesday with temperatures hovering around 20 to 21 degree, by Thursday night thick cloud is expected to gather as the UK experiences the tail-end of tropical storm Bill.

“We will see the remnants of the tropical storm, which is a fairly typical low-pressure system, affecting northern parts of the country and possibly moving south,” a Met office spokesperson told The Independent.

They continued that the rain would mostly affect the north of the country, with Glastonbury only experiencing some “showery rain” on Friday, which is expected to ease through the day, as temperatures drop to 19 to 20 degrees.

They continued that “bright spells” could be expected through the week, especially on Wednesday and early Thursday.

Stressing that the weather was “still unsettled” the spokesperson added it would get windier as the weekend approached but that temperatures – excepting Friday – should continue to rise.

The dry start to the week means that the festival, expected to attract more than 100,000 people, will at least start on dry ground.