Cheltenham Festival 2022: Latest Met Office weather forecast as Gold Cup Friday set to hit 15C

  • Watch the latest weather forecast for Gold Cup Friday at Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival is back with crowds of almost 70,000 attending on day one of the 2022 event.

While the Met Office forecasted sunshine throughout much of the event, racegoers got wet as rain lashed down on Cheltenham Racecourse on day two of the festival.

But sunshine has returned for St Patrick's Day on day three of the festival today (Thursday March 17) and highs of 16C are forecast for Gold Cup Friday.

Here's ITV weather presenter Charlie Powell's forecast for Cheltenham Festival 2022

What a week to pick when it comes to the weather! The past few have either been stormy, or wet, or dull but the next few days look set fair. There's only one caveat, and that was Wednesday, when a front moved through.

Highs of 14C are forecast for Cheltenham Festival 2022

Day Four - Gold Cup Friday

It looks set to be a cold start to Gold Cup Day, and a bit murky through the morning but sunshine will break through widely by midday.

Temperatures will climb to 15C, giving a glorious end to the racing.

UV levels will start to creep up to moderate by then; just something to be aware of with all that time spent outdoors.