Met Office predicts heatwave to happen during this year’s Glastonbury

Make sure you pack your sun cream and flip flops

The Met Office has made its predictions on what the weather will be like at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Taking place June 26 – 30 at Worthy Farm, Piton, Somerset, Glastonbury will see Stormzy, The Cure and The Killers head up a huge lineup that also includes the likes of Liam Gallagher, Janet Jackson, George Ezra, Miley Cyrus and Tame Impala, to name but a few.

Aside from the lineup announcements, something else that has been revealed is a weather prediction that festival-goers should be happy about. Giving its Glastonbury 2019 outlook, the Met Office has offered a hopeful forecast, one that includes dry and warmer than average temperatures for early summer.


The Met Office’s Alex Deakin said: “The longer range, three month outlook is suggesting that higher pressure is more likely than lower pressure, and higher temperatures are more likely than lower temperatures.

“A trend towards some finer weather as we go into early summer, but of course, any individual spell of hot weather can’t be forecast at that kind of range. The trend does look dryer than average.”

“[There is] a trend towards some finer weather as we go into early summer” – Alex Deakin
This year the UK has seen a colder than average spring, as it did last year before experiencing a scorching summer, so Deakin addressed the observation that this could happen again in 2019.

“If you look at last year, a colder than average spring did bring a warmer than average summer, but there is no set pattern to that at all,” he said.

While the Met Office prediction is a general one for the summer as a whole, some weather forecasters are predicting actual conditions for the week of Glastonbury.

Accuweather is predicting warm temperatures and no rain across the weekend, with temperatures peaking at 24 degrees on the Saturday of the festival (June 29). It also predicts the possibility of thunderstorms on both the Friday (June 28) and Sunday (June 30) of the festival.


Meanwhile, more names have been confirmed for Glastonbury 2019.

Frank Turner and Bananarama lead the latest wave of additions to Glastonbury 2019, as the Field Of Avalon line-up is confirmed.

After Stormzy, The Cure, The Killers and Janet Jackson were among the huge names on the first major announcement of this year’s line-up, last week also saw the likes of Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Steel Banglez, Lady Leshurr, Ocean Wisdom, Four Tet, Miraa May, Ray Blk and many, many more announced for this year’s vast Silver Hayes bill.

In other Glasto news, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is often referred to as the Beyoncé of politics, has been invited to speak at the festival this year by organisers.

Known by her initials, AOC, the left-wing American politician could follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Corbyn, who delivered a rousing, call-to-arms speech at Glastonbury in 2017.

The Glastonbury 2019 map has also been revealed.