Met Office meteorologists are forecasting dry and fine weather for many as the summer festival season gets into full swing this weekend.
Today looks like being the best day for sunshine for most parts of England and Wales with temperatures reaching the mid 20s Celsius, although some cloud will develop in the afternoon. The highest temperatures are expected in the south where those attending the Isle of Wight Festival can expect to see highs of up to 23 °C. Donington Park, the venue for Download Festival could see highs of up to 24 °C and some good spells of sunshine, however isolated thunderstorms are possible during the evening.
Heading through the weekend, we can expect to see plenty of fine and dry weather across the UK with some good sunny spells and temperatures in the high teens or low 20s Celsius. Saturday does bring the possibility of a few showers, especially in central areas.
Andy Page, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: "Although there will be some light showers in places, it looks as though much of the UK will enjoy some pleasant, warm and dry weather this weekend, which is great news for anyone heading to any outdoor events such as the Download and Isle of Wight Festival."
John Probyn, Festival Director for Download Festival said: "The sun is shining on the twelfth edition of Europe's biggest rock and metal festival, and the great weather looks set to continue as we welcome well over 100 of the best rock and metal bands in the business to Donington. So enjoy the music, enjoy the sun but please remember to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen!"
John Giddings, Isle of Wight Festival organiser said: "The sun is shining, the stage is built and the people are arriving. The 13th Isle of Wight Festival is set to be the best yet, with over 20 stages and 200 bands, bring it on!"