Glastonbury weather 2016 latest update: Sunshine set to beat out the rain

Meteorologists say there is a still a risk of showers but it's looking good so far

Jess Denham
Monday 20 June 2016 11:30
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The latest forecast suggests Glastonbury-goers will be dancing in the sunshine, but fortunes might change
The latest forecast suggests Glastonbury-goers will be dancing in the sunshine, but fortunes might change

Glastonbury has long been synonymous with photos of mud-plastered music lovers and flooded tents but this year, once you beat the endless traffic jams, it may be time for your sunnies to take centre stage.

Summer should finally make its entrance later this week, with temperatures set to start rising once the cloud begins to clear on Friday. Highs of 19 degrees celsius are expected at the weekend.

Latest update (8am, Wednesday 22 June): Fears of more thunderstorms and torrential downpours seem to have subsided despite the mud. There is still a risk of the odd shower, particularly on Friday afternoon, but the weather is on track to stay bright and dry throughout the festival. Conditions will be muggy, so your lightweight layers will come in handy.

The latest Glastonbury weather forecast from the Met Office

Channel 4 meteorologist Liam Dutton has warned that “lots of uncertainty” means the Glastonbury forecasts will almost certainly keep changing in the coming days, but here is his latest verdict:


Persistent rain over the last week has made life difficult for those preparing the site for the arrival of some 175,000 Glastonbury-goers. That rain is set to stop soon, giving way to cloudy skies until the sun breaks through towards the end of the week.


Unfortunately, due to a flash flood last Friday, the ground is still soggy, so your wellies will be getting some wear regardless. Dutton says the Met Office has estimated that 60mm of rain has fallen on the site in the past week alone.



The advice from organisers is to come prepared, as anyone all too used to the Great British Summer will probably be doing anyway.

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