Will Glastonbury be a mudbath?

Glastonbury 2024 takes place between 26th and 30th June at Pilton, Somerset. June often brings mixed weather and much of the UK has experienced very wet conditions since last year. Therefore, the ground is already soggy and less rain than usual would be needed to create a mud bath like those experienced in 2005 and 2007.
28th May 2024

Music festival mud bath
Hoping to avoid scenes like this one?

There is a term for the unsettled conditions which can develop at this time of the year - the “European Monsoon”. It describes the strengthening of westerly winds in June and July which often bring unsettled and wet weather. The most likely period for it to occur is around the time of the Glastonbury festival. Despite that, records show that many years were not washouts by any stretch of the imagination.

Glastonbury weather forecasts

There are no guarantees with the weather in the UK. However, a range of features provide a more in-depth view of the prospects than is often the case with web site or app-based forecasts and they can help you prepare for all eventualities.

 

16 day Glastonbury Festival weather forecast

The easiest and quickest option which updates 4 times daily.

 

Glastonbury 3 day hourly forecast

Gives an hour by hour view and allows you to change the computer model data used at the tap of a button to check for forecast consistency. Also, the rain and storm percentage chance is available.

 

Will it rain at the Glastonbury Festival

Uses multiple computer models to give a percentage chance of rain falling on a given day.

 

Will it thunder at the Glastonbury Festival

Uses multiple computer models to give a percentage chance of thunder on a given day.

 

Will it be hot at the Glastonbury Festival

Uses multiple computer models to give a percentage chance of temperatures exceeding different thresholds on a given day.

 

16 day Glastonbury ensemble forecast

Ensembles forecast graphs showing upper air temperatures, rain, temperatures, pressure, mean wind speeds and gust wind speeds.

 

35 day Glastonbury ensemble forecast

Ensembles forecast graphs showing upper air temperatures, rain, temperatures, and pressure.

Despite the in-depth forecasts and use of multiple computer models, it is important to remember that showery rain in the summer months can be very localised. The upshot is conditions can vary a lot over even short distances.

Why not follow the charts?

If you'd like to dig even deeper and check things out for yourself, using the charts and data sets from a wide range of computer models is the best approach. Check out the Model Inventory.

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In case you were wondering...

What are the 35 day charts currently suggesting? At the time of publication they point towards pressure dipping and the risk of rain increasing as the festival begins. Don't worry! They fully update each day and at this range there are bound to be big variations from run to run.

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