Reading and Leeds 2014 weather forecast: Expect sunny spells, cold winds and some rain

Pack your jumpers and thick socks as the temperature will be far from tropical

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Music fans heading to Reading and Leeds Festivals from today can expect sunny spells throughout the weekend, despite some rain forecast for both sites.

The first bands take to the stage this coming Friday, with Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 lined up as headliners.

Reading and Leeds line-up in full

Metcheck is promising a bright start to the event in Reading despite heavy cloud coverage on Friday morning. Some light to moderate rain could fall on Saturday afternoon, before a clear night sets in.

Sunday should be cloudy but remain rain-free, while the whole weekend is expected to be pretty chilly with cold wind at times. Here’s hoping festival-goers have packed their warmer clothes and wellies.


Things look a little soggier for Leeds, with a 50 per cent chance of rain on Thursday and showers throughout Friday leading into a sunny evening. Saturday will be brighter, but expect a downpour around 3pm.

Sunday in the north will be the best day weather-wise, despite a cloudy afternoon. Again, temperatures will be far from tropical, so bring hoodies and thick socks.

Other acts set to perform at Reading and Leeds include Paramore, Jake Bugg, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bombay Bicycle Club, Vampire Weekend and Imagine Dragons.

A secret set from an unannounced big band has also been hinted at by booking agent Jon McIldowie.