Reading And Leeds Festival weather update: Reading set to have the best of the weekend’s weather

Mixture of sunny spells and occasional rain forecast at both sites

Reading Festival is set to remain relatively dry all weekend while Leeds Festival fans will have to endure rain at this weekend’s festivals.

The annual festival visits both Reading and Leeds this weekend, with headline performances due from The Libertines, Metallica and Mumford & Sons.

Rain is only forecast on one of the three days at Bramham Park in Leeds with the Met Office informing NME that heavy showers are due in the morning. However, the adverse conditions will ease off in the afternoon and the night will be dry as Metallica headline the closing night.


Prior to that night, Leeds will remain dry with a bright sunny day expected on Friday ahead of The Libertines headline performance. Festival-goers are advised to wear sun cream and drink water as, though a northernly wind may make the temperatures seem cool, there is still a risk of getting sunburnt.

Similarly Saturday (August 29) will be dry but overcast as Alt-J, Bastille and Knife Party perform live across the site. Temperatures will reach a maximum of 21 degrees on this day.

In contrast, Reading’s Richfield Avenue will have a dry night on Thursday (August 27) which will lead into a dry and bright day on the Friday when Metallica perform on a bill that also includes Bring Me The Horizon, Royal Blood and Catfish And The Bottlemen. Sun is expected in the afternoon.

The Saturday will be dry and cloudy with potential for sun and light showers through afternoon and night while some rain is expected on Sunday but it will not be as heavy as the rain in Leeds. There will be dry spells between showers and the rain won’t start until mid afternoon.

Reading And Leeds will take place this year from August 28-30 simultaneously at Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park respectively.

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