Met Office says there is potential for 'thundery showers' across Glastonbury weekend

Heavy downpours predicted for Worthy Farm festival

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Met Office officials have predicted that "thundery showers" could occur across three days of Glastonbury Festival this weekend.

As reported yesterday (June 23), the weather forecast for the start of this week's Glastonbury looks set to consist of light rain on Thursday, progressing to heavy showers for the first full day of the event on Friday.

However, as the weekend progresses, 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."

The gates to the festival open on Wednesday, June 25 with the majority of arrivals likely to be met with cloudy conditions and some light rain on Thursday evening. Temperatures will reach a maximum of 18 degrees Celsius on that day while visibility will be good.

The full stage times for the event were revealed earlier this month. Information on the timings for the Pyramid Stage, Other Stage, West Holts Stage, The Park Stage, John Peel Stage, Acoustic Tent and Avalon Stage can be found here.

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