Showers forecast for Glastonbury
Jun 24, 2014 1:32 PM
After a couple of weeks of sunny, dry, warm weather, conditions are changing and it's looking more unsettled for this years Glastonbury Festival.
Wednesday should be relatively fine as tens of thousands arrive at the Festival site in Pilton to pitch their tents. However as we progress towards the end of the week and into the weekend the risk of showers, some of them heavy, increases.
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Bob Wilderspin said: "Thursday night into Friday morning could see some heavy downpours for Somerset and there is the potential for slow moving thundery showers to affect Glastonbury Festival both Saturday and Sunday."
· 2010 was one of the sunniest with 64.3 hours of sun and temperatures reaching 27.3 °C
· Eight festivals have had no rain 1970,1983, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2010
· In 2005 the start of the festival was delayed by heavy rain and thunderstorms. Several stages were struck by lightning and flash floods left some of the Festival site 4ft under water.
· In 1997 78mm of rain fell 8 out of 9 days in the run up to the festival making it the muddiest year.
· 1985 was the windiest year with maximum gusts reaching 36 mph
· 1984 was the hottest year, with festival temperatures reaching 27.5 °C