Latest Met Office forecast for Glastonbury Festival 2023 as 'fine and dry' weather predicted

It's just a few weeks until Glastonbury Festival 2023. Credit: PA

The Met Office is forecasting plenty of sunshine and dry weather for this year's Glastonbury Festival - but is warning there is a risk of some rain and thunderstorms.

With just two weeks to go until the festival gates open, many music fans will have their attention firmly on one thing - the weather.

Whether it's a washout, a heatwave, or somewhere in between, the weather can greatly impact the Glastonbury Festival experience.

In recent years, festival-goers have had to manage hot days with little shade on Worthy Farm but haven't faced much rain.

The most recent time people had to battle through thick mud at the site was when Muse, Adele and Coldplay headlined in 2016.

Founder Michael Eavis called that year the muddiest in Glastonbury Festival's history, with organisers having to use the region’s entire supply of woodchip in a bid to try to soak up the mud.

Festival-goers at the end of the muddy 2016 festival. Credit: PA

But this year fans can hopefully expect relatively good weather, with the long-range forecast saying the UK will see above-average temperatures for the duration of the festival.

The view from ITV News West Country weather presenter Charlie Powell

"There is a slight lean towards dry and settled weather being most likely, with a threat of thunderstorms, so a more positive spin. It still looks like being warmer than average too!"

When is Glastonbury Festival 2023?

Glastonbury Festival will run from Wednesday 21 June to Sunday 25 June.

While the festival is too far away for the forecast to be totally reliable, the Met Office's long-range says there is likely to be a "continuation of the fine and settled weather".

It added it's "very unlikely" to be cooler than normal, adding: "Most likely temperatures trending back towards average or above."

The operation to turn the working dairy farm into what will become Somerset's biggest city is already underway and the weather during the build can have a big impact on the ground.

Thankfully, conditions this year have been dry which means the ground isn't getting churned up before festival-goers even arrive.

The nice weather looks set to continue as the build goes on, with dry and sunny conditions forecast in Pilton for the next few weeks with the odd heavy shower.

Temperatures up until mid-June are set to be between 20C and 24C in Pilton.

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