Thunderstorms threaten Glastonbury

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Glastonbury festival-goers should brace themselves for "torrential thunderstorms" over the weekend, forecasters have warned.

Michael Eavis opens the doors of his 900-acre home in Somerset today as thousands arrive early for the music and performing arts extravaganza.

But forecaster Meteogroup, weather division of the Press Association, warned that today's sunshine could soon give way to bursts of heavy rain liable to turn turn the site "very muddy".