Good news for Glastonbury as June draws to a close with warm sunny spells

Warm spells of sunshine and a hint of summer forecast for the end of June Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

June draws to a close much as it started, with warm spells of sunshine and a hint of summer.

The Azores high should sit over us in the summer months, bringing warm, dry and sunny weather, this week it has been to our south west deflecting weather fronts until Thursday.

While there will be outbreaks of rain over the coming days, they won’t be too heavy.

It will stay mild with warm spells of sunshine and into next week too.

Glastonbury

Festival goers Hazel Smith (left) and Cassie Wolfe from Liverpool Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A soggy start on Friday after rain on Thursday night, then the outlook is pretty good.

Be prepared: Water, suncream and hayvfever tablets are a must.

Silverstone

A view of the start line at Silverstone Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Friday has the risk of rain on and off for practice, but for qualifying the rain on Saturday and Sunday respectively amazingly look drier, sunny and warm.

Wimbledon

Fans shelter from the rain on court two during day four of the Wimbledon Championships Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Friday could see rain on and off, the lots of warm, dry and sunny weather at the weekend, so suncream at the ready.

Tour De France

A training session ahead of the 'Grand Depart' of the 2013 edition of the Tour de France Credit: ORICK JANSENS/Belga/Press Association Images

Corsica, it’s looking up. After heavy showers on Friday it’ll be dry and warm with 24 degrees for the first day of the 100th tour on ITV4.

What’s happening this weekend?

One weather front will move onto the north, Saturday a warm front and Sunday the associated cold front, both days there will be a north south split.

Saturday and Sunday much of Scotland and Northern Ireland will be fairly cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle for western areas and a few sunny spells in the east.

Much of England and Wales will be drier and brighter plus less humid with the claggy weather in the west clearing.

It’ll be 22 degrees on Saturday and could be as warm as 25 degrees in Sunday.

Anglers on a sunny New Brighton Beach prepare to cast out into the River Mersey Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

How has June been overall?

It started settled, dry sunny and warm until 9th, then it turned more unsettled with cloud wind and rain.

From mid month it became drier, warm and muggy on 19th Herstmonceux recorded 26.4 °C, the highest temperature so far this year in the UK - we’ve ended on a settled note.

Overall Scotland and Northern Ireland have had above average temperatures, England and Wales below average, meaning overall temperatures for the UK are close to average.

Sunshine across the country has been pretty spot on and if you’re thinking you’ve not seen much rain you’d be right, we’ve seen just over half of what we would normally see in June, the exception is Northern Ireland who have been just above average.

Two deer stand in the grounds of Studley Royal Park, Ripon, North Yorkshire Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

As we move into July will the warm weather last?

The outlook is good, I can’t promise a totally dry week but as high pressure claws it’s way back it’ll bring warm settled weather, so mostly dry, Tuesday into Wednesday is most likely.

There will be a northwest southeast split.

The north being cloudier and windier with rain at times, the south will be lovely, largely dry with sunshine and feeling warm.

Now that the festivals are here it looks like summer may finally have arrived!