Glastonbury Festival 2024 weather: Sun, showers and 'risk of thunderstorms' predicted

Met Office forecasters are expecting 'dry and settled' conditions over the Glastonbury weekend. Credit: PA

Forecasters say there is a "risk of showers and thunderstorms" in the South of England during Glastonbury Festival.

According to experts at the Met Office, the "much warmer" weather the country is currently experiencing could come to an end.

'Not the best news for people arriving at Worthy Farm'

Charlie Powell, weather presenter for ITV News West Country, has also given his predictions for Glastonbury Festival.

He said: "As we head into next week, we'll see high pressure building across the UK, sat to to the east of us.

"In that position we'll end up with southerly winds, drawing up some pretty warm air and giving us temperatures in the mid-twenties on Tuesday.

"The big uncertainty then is how long we'll hold onto this fine, warm weather.

"The latest forecast models show some sort of break down in the heat around the middle of the week, bringing heavy showers from Wednesday across southern parts of the country; obviously not the best news for people arriving on site at Worthy Farm.

The risk therefore is for some wet weather during the second half of next week, with temperatures nearer normal around the 20°C mark.

"Being showery there's every chance that there will be some dry skies around too, and Glastonbury could miss the worst of the showers.

"Sadly, it's going to be a bit of a waiting game with confidence in the forecast not improving much until the start of next week."

Glastonbury Festival 2023 Credit: PA Images

Met Office long-range forecast, 25 June - 4 July

Predominantly fine and settled at first for much of the country and much warmer than we have seen in recent weeks.

However, some thicker cloud could bring some outbreaks of mostly light to northwestern areas.

There is some uncertainty in how long this warm, settled weather will persist over the UK and there is a chance that conditions could transition back closer to average towards the end of next week.

This transition brings with it the risk of some showers or longer periods of rain and potentially some thunderstorms, particularly in the south, from the end of next week.

However, the remainder of the period is more likely to be settled with temperatures above average.