June 12, 2013 14:50

Isle Of Wight Festival goers advised to 'peg down tents firmly' in face of strong winds

This year's festival will largely stay dry, though, with the only heavy rain coming on Sunday

Isle Of Wight Festival goers advised to 'peg down tents firmly' in face of strong winds

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Fans attending this weekend's Isle Of Wight Festival have been advised to "peg down their tents firmly".

Strong winds are expected at the festival's Seaclose Park site between June 14 and 16, with gusts potentially reaching up to 50mph, a spokesperson from the Met Office told NME earlier this afternoon (June 12).

However, there will be no repeat of last year's extreme weather conditions, when torrential rain caused the site to flood and roads into the festival to be closed down. Organisers have since taken precautions to safeguard the site against the effects of heavy rain.

Instead, Seaclose Park is likely to remain dry on Friday, June 14 before receiving some potential light rain in the early hours of Saturday, June 15. After that, the festival will remain untroubled by rain until Sunday, June 16, when there is a strong chance of heavy rain in the morning and early afternoon.

Temperatures are set to remain in the mid-teens for the entirety of the three-day festival, though conditions could sometimes feel cooler because of the high winds. Headline sets at this year's Isle Of Wight Festival come from The Stone Roses, The Killers and Bon Jovi, with Bloc Party, Paul Weller, Palma Violets, Everything Everything, Happy Mondays and Example all set to perform across the weekend too.

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