Big Chill to be hottest festival, Bestival the wettest, says Met Office

Meanwhile, rain expected at both this weekend's Isle Of Wight and Download events

The Big Chill could be set to be the hottest festival this summer, while Bestival might be the wettest.

According to a survey conducted for Viagogo, the Met Office have found that The Big Chill in Herefordshire has been the hottest festival over the last five years, with an average temperature of 23 degrees C.

Other events expected to fair well include London‘s Lovebox and Wireless, with an average of 22 degrees C.

In terms of wettest, Bestival has seen the most rainfall over the last five years with an average of 36.8mm.

Meanwhile, those going to T in the Park and Latitude may also want to consider packing their wellies, with the events having encountered over 30mm of rain since 2005.

As previously reported, this weekend’s Isle of Wight and Download festivals are both expected to see small amounts of rain.

NME will be bringing you coverage of both festivals live from the Download and Isle Of Wight sites. Head to NME.COM/festivals for news, blogs and pictures.

The full Met Office results for the Top 10 hottest, rainiest and sunniest festivals since 2005 are as follows:

Hottest Festival
Average Max Temp (Degrees C)

The Big Chill (23)
Lovebox (22)
Wireless (22)
V Festival (21.52)
T In The Park (20.28)
Download (20)
Reading (19.92)
Bestival (19.78)
Isle Of Wight (19)
Latitude (17)

Rainiest Festival
Average Amount Of Rainfall (mm)

Bestival (36.8)
T In The Park (31)
Latitude (31)
Reading (27.8)
Lovebox (26.6)
Wireless (20.2)
V Festival (17.8)
Download (4.7)
The Big Chill (1.6)
Isle Of Wight (0)

Sunniest Festival
Average Hours Of Sun

Isle of Wight (9.5)
The Big Chill (7.9)
Download (6.9)
T In The Park (6.4)
V Festival (6.3)
Latitude (6)
Wireless (5.6)
Bestival (5.6)
Reading (5.5)
Lovebox (4.5)