Glastonbury and Wimbledon forecast

  • More than 100,000 festival goers will be heading to Worth Farm this weekend. Picture by: Yui Mok / PA Wire/Press Association Images.

    Scenes like this are expected again this year at the Glastonbury Festival. Picture by: Yui Mok / PA Wire/Press Association Images.

    Novak Djokovic will be hoping to successfully defend his Wimbledon title this year. Picture by: Dominic Lipinski / PA Wire/Press Association Images.

  • Glastonbury and Wimbledon forecast
    23.06.2016 14:28

    The end of this week sees the Glastonbury festival kick off, with more than 100,000 people flocking down to Worthy Farm, Somerset, to see their favourite acts. As the curtain then closes on the Glastonbury Festival Sunday evening, the focus then falls onto the Wimbledon Championships which gets underway on Monday. What weather can be expected for these two events?

    After a largely fine start across Somerset tomorrow (Friday), showers are expected to break out through the day. The showers may be on the sharp side and could occasionally push over Worthy Farm, adding to the already wet and muddy ground, but will ease through the evening. A rather cool day with highs of 18-19C, but it will feel pleasant in the sunny spells.
    Saturday will then see similar conditions to Friday with showers breaking out once again in the Glastonbury Festival area through the day. Some of the showers are likely to be heavy and there will be a slight chance of the odd rumble of thunder, but once again the showers should die out through the evening. Another cool day with highs of 18C.
    Following a dry start on Sunday with sunny intervals, cloud will increase from the west to give the chance of some outbreaks of rain, most likely through the afternoon. However, the rain should only be light and sporadic over Worthy Farm. Highs of 18-19C.

    Moving across to SW19, the first day of the Championships is expected to be rather cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain. Perhaps turning drier and brighter later on in the day though as the frontal system responsible moves away to the south-east. Highs of 20 or 21C.

    Tuesday and Wednesday of next week are then expected to remain rather unsettled across SW London with further showers or longer spells of rain expected and temperatures generally in the high teens. However, high pressure is most likely to extend up across southern parts of the UK by around Thursday (30th) to give drier and warmer conditions in the Wimbledon area.

    So, if you're attending the Glastonbury Festival expect to see some showers through the coming days which will enhance the muddy conditions. Meanwhile, rain is likely to give some disruption to the play at Wimbledon through the start of next week.

    By: Andy Ratcliffe