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Download Festival 2018 weather forecast

Festival crowd

Fri 8 JunSun 10 Jun 2018

Download Festival takes place each year at Donington Park and is a must visit for any rock music fans.

Some of the top rock and metal music acts will fill the four stages over the three-day event. Headlining Download Festival this year are:

  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Guns N' Roses
  • Ozzy Osbourne

Amongst the non-music entertainment, there will also be:

  • WWE NXT Live
  • UK Air Guitar Championships
  • Infernal Varanne Globe of Death

 Before travelling, check the Donington Park weather.

 Back to the events homepage.

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 3 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 7 °C

    3 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 11 December 2018)
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Warnings
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 7 SE 3 6 SE 4 6 ESE 5 6 SE 5 8 ESE 7 14 SE 7 14 SE 7 15 SE 9 18 SE 5 13 SE 8 16 SE 10 19 SE 9 18 SE 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G G G G G M M M G G G
Humidity
99% 94% 89% 86% 86% 86% 85% 87% 89% 89% 90% 90% 91% 91%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 15:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 12 December 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night
10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 8 17 ESE 8 16 ESE 8 16 SE 8 17 SE 9 17 SE 9 18 SE 10 19 SE 10 19 SE 10 19 SE 10 18 SE 10 19 SE 11 18 SE 11 19 SE 11 19 SE 11 19 SE 11 20 SE 11 20 SE 11 21 ESE 11 21 ESE 11 21 ESE 11 21 ESE 11 20 ESE 11 20 ESE 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 91% 90% 89% 88% 89% 89% 88% 86% 84% 82% 78% 74% 72% 70% 70% 72% 74% 76% 75% 75% 76% 78% 79%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 15:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 13 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 11 20 ESE 12 22 ESE 12 22 ESE 11 21 ESE 15 27 ESE 12 22 E 10 18 E 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 83% 82% 81% 71% 70% 78% 83%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 15:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -3 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 7 13 E 7 12 E 6 11 ESE 6 10 SE 8 15 SE 8 14 SE 9 16 SE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 79% 86% 86% 75% 75% 81% 84%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 15:50 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 40% 10% 20% 60% 90%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 10 18 SE 11 20 SE 12 22 SE 14 26 SE 16 29 SE 17 31 SSE 19 34 SSE 19 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G M M M
Humidity
85% 83% 86% 88% 85% 85% 91% 93%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 15:50 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
80% 20% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 17 31 SW 14 26 SW 13 24 SW 12 22 SW 12 23 SSW 10 19 S 10 19 S 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
92% 90% 90% 90% 86% 88% 93% 94%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 15:50 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 10 20 SSW 10 19 SW 10 20 SW 11 21 SW 11 22 SW 10 19 SW 10 19 SSW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
94% 94% 93% 92% 88% 89% 92% 93%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 15:50 Moon phase: First quarter
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8-10 June - Check the Donington weather forecast before heading to Download Festival.

Since 2003, the festival has seen some of the world's top heavy rock and metal bands take to the stage, including:

  • Iron Maiden
  • Metallica 
  • Guns N' Roses
  • Iron Maiden
  • Marilyn Manson 
  • Slipknot

Festival-goers will be looking for a warm and dry weekend to get the most out of the festival.

For further information about getting to the festival visit the Download Festival official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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