Rain predicted for Glastonbury Festival next week

Met Office forecasts an 'unsettled mix of sunshine and showers'

Rain is likely to fall on Glastonbury next weekend, but forecasters are saying that festival-goers should not expect a washout.

Last year’s 40th anniversary saw one of the hottest Glastonburys on record. And while, with a week to go, there is little chance of a repeat of that, the showers are expected to be brief and intermittent.

Sarah Holland, forecaster at the Met Office, told The Guardian: “The outlook for next week remains unsettled with a mix of sunshine and showers unfortunately.”

She predicted that temperatures will be around 18C, although this will feel colder in the wind, and occasional showers. But she reassures Glastonbury punters by saying: “The south-west looks to have the best of the weather in the UK, with a better chance of sunny spells.”

The Somerset region has been enduring near-drought conditions in recent weeks, but those setting up the site report heavy showers in recent days. Glastonbury takes place next weekend (June 24-26), and will be headlined by U2, Coldplay and Beyonce.