Glastonbury weather 2022: what is BBC and Met Office weather forecast?

This is the first Glastonbury since the Covid-19 pandemic and features headliners such as Sir Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish

With just a week to go, the Glastonbury Festival returns to Worthy Farm after two years of cancellation due to Covid-19.

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But festival-goers are already facing challenges as Glastonbury weekend sees the country’s biggest rail strike.

This week Britain is currently in the midst of a heatwave, with temperatures soaring into the high 20s in the South West.

Will the sunshine last until the Glastonbury Music Festival? Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Glastonbury?

The Glastonbury Festival starts at Worthy Farm on Wednesday 22nd June and ends on Sunday 26th June.

Crowds of festival goers watch the Pyramid Stage on day three of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 28, 2019 (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

More than 200,000 festival fans are expected, with visitors expected to arrive from June 22nd.

The festival’s performances and shows begin on June 24th.

What’s the forecast for Glastonbury?

Glastonbury is known for being notoriously muddy when it rains, so need to pack your wellies?

Festival goers roll in the mud at Glastonbury Festival 2016 (Image: Getty Images)

BBC weather has a reassuring forecast of sunshine, clouds and average temperatures of 20°C.

That met office The forecast only extends to June 21st, so has no forecasts for the festival yet.

However, they have forecast “fair and dry” weather for the south-west of England at the end of June when Glastonbury falls.

Festival-goers will be relieved to read that there is no sign of rain yet, but that could change over the next week.

South West England is preparing for the first summer heatwave of 2022.

Temperatures are expected to peak at 29°C on June 17, but will cool off before the start of the festival.

Here’s the full BBC weather forecast for Glastonbury Festival:

  • Wednesday 22 June: Sunny spells and a moderate breeze with highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C
  • Thursday 23 June: Sunny spells and a moderate breeze with highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C
  • Friday 24 June: Sunny spells and a moderate breeze with highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C
  • Saturday 25 June: Partly cloudy and moderate breeze with highs of 18°C ​​and lows of 11°C
  • Sunday 26 June: Partly cloudy and moderate breeze with highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C

How long will the UK heatwave last?

Temperatures are expected to “rise throughout the week”, according to the Met Office, with highs of “30C or even 33C in isolated spots” hitting the southern half of the UK on June 17.

In a statement, the Met Office said: “This is the first hot spell this year and it is still unusual for the temperature to exceed these levels in June. A few warm nights are also expected in many areas, with temperatures expected to be in the mid to high teens overnight.”

The heatwave is not expected to last into Glastobury, with cooler temperatures forecast for the festival.

Will the train strikes affect Glastonbury?

The strikes, which will take place during the Glastonbury Festival, are expected to cause widespread disruption.

Network Rail has announced that half of its lines will be closed as part of the June 21, 23 and 25 strike.

The timeline for the strike is still being finalized but festival-goers traveling to Somerset are expected to be affected.

National Rail has told passengers not to travel unless necessary.