Featuring the first sign of higher pressure beginning to return to the UK with the weather turning drier and brighter
It has now been one week since we posted our first (long-range) weather forecast, and EXACTLY one week to go until the gates open for this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Following up on our previous forecast summary, and with the entire Festival time frame now fitting within the GFS (Global Forecast System) models, we can now take a closer look at a more medium-range forecast.
That said, let us once again point out that these long to medium models are still quite imprecise with regard to the end of the Festival and will, therefore, at this point in time, obtain only very general trends.
As always, a word of warning; a weather forecast one week ahead of any event is still too uncertain for planning and could change dramatically with every passing day.
Additionally, as mentioned in our previous update – it’s also worth keeping in mind that 2019 looked pretty unpredictable until about a week prior to the festival with forecasts predicting “heavy thundery showers”, which by the weekend saw it change to light rain early in the week, then hot & humid later.
This year, Glastonbury kicks off on Wednesday, the 22nd of June, and ends on Sunday, the 26th.
As of the time of writing, Glasto-weather guru, Gavin Partridge, has released 3 Glasto weather updates so far.
The third and most recent update (published 14th June) was once again leaning toward more of a warmer trend.
In the third update, Gavin says Wednesday (22nd June), “looks a bit showery at the moment”, with temperatures thought to peak at around 19-21°C.
On the other hand, temperatures are looking to be a bit warmer for Thursday, the 23rd of June, in addition to the weather being a lot drier as high pressure builds in.
Gavin predicts the Friday (24th June) to be “dry, sunny and warm” with temperatures reaching 23°C, or perhaps even warmer than that.
While Saturday, the 25th of June, also appears to be dominated by high pressure and therefore looking to be “very warm”, with temperatures rising even higher into the mid-20 °C, and could reach anywhere between 25-26°C.
Sunday, the 26th of June, looks to be another dry day across the country, with temperatures once again rising higher into the mid to higher-20 °C.
The Met Office long-range weather forecast – which covers dates from Monday, the 20th of June to Wednesday, the 29th of June – reads that “throughout much of this period, most areas could experience dry conditions with occasional bright spells and some sunshine”.
While adding that: “There is a risk of showers, thundery at times, in the south, where it is more likely to be cloudier than elsewhere,”
The forecast does however go on to say that “these areas are still expected to receive some sunny spells” and that “the northwest also has a risk of longer spells of rain at times, which may spread to most areas through the middle of the period”.
Temperatures are expected to be “around normal […] with the chance of some stronger winds at times, while the best of the sunshine is expected in the south and east towards the end of June, bringing slightly warmer temperatures with it”.
The Met Office 10-Day Trend, published earlier today (15th June), also predicts high pressure to our West and lower pressure to the Northeast “allowing a changeable northwesterly airflow which would bring rain or showers to northern parts of the UK in particular, with perhaps a few further south – including a good deal of cloud and much cooler air, alongside temperatures at or below average in many places”.
That said, a promising sign for Glastonbury weekend is in the higher pressure building closer to the southwest, which means drier weather throughout the Festival site.
Weather forecast summary – as of the 15th of June:
- First sign for Glastonbury is that higher pressure will begin to return to the UK.
- It will be a fine start with the weather turning drier and brighter.
- And as a result, it will turn a bit warmer.
In other Glasto-news:
Co-op confirmed the return of its pop-up store for Glastonbury Festival 2022, and the official Glastonbury Festival app from EE, which according to an official statement by EE was originally due to be released on Monday, the 6th of June, finally went live on Android on the 7th of June – and after a slight lunch delay, saw the iPhone version be released one day later, on the 8th of June.
Meanwhile, last month saw BBC reveal its coverage plans for this month’s Glastonbury Festival, which will mark the first time the Beeb has broadcast any music event in Ultra High Definition.
Another exciting announcement which was revealed last month included the new Glastonbury 2022 map, which featured lots of interesting changes and improvements to the site grounds ahead of the Festival this June.
Speaking of the new map, we also have a newly renovated and updated comprehensive Glasto Camping Guide which you can view here.
Stella McCartney’s War Child vest:
In 2007, Stella McCartney designed a limited-edition vest which was sold for charity at that year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The design, which features a blue sky, green field and psychedelic rainbow, was inspired by the Seventies airbrushed t-shirts her Mum and Dad used to get made.
The vest has since gone on to become a rare collector’s item, but a recent warehouse audit unveiled several boxes of vests which had not been sold.
Last month (26th May), Glastonbury revealed a limited edition upcycled vest designed by Stella McCartney. Staying true to her ethos and principles to reduce the impact on our planet, the original vests have now been upcycled and repurposed with a new mushroom artwork celebrating fungi as the future of fashion and our planet.
These limited edition vests are on sale now via Glastonbury’s official online shop, with all proceeds going to War Child’s Emergency Fund– helping children in Ukraine and other conflicts.
Although the full Glastonbury 2022 line-up including the set times breakdown was revealed last month (30th May), posters for dedicated stages and attractions have continued to be shared on social media as well as on the official Glastonbury website.
Block9 was the seventeenth area to announce its individual line-up poster (on the 27th of May) for this year’s Festival.
Cineramageddon announced its individual line-up poster on the 25th of May, while West Holts revealed its lineup poster on the 24th of May – and Unfairground theirs on the 20th of May, just one day after The Park area which came on the 19th of May.
The Kidzfield revelation came on the 16th of May, just three days after Croissant Neuf‘s on the 13th, and followed announcements from Acoustic Stage and The Glade – on the 12th and the 11th of the month, respectively.
Late-night areas The Common and – Shangri-La also released their line-ups, on the 6th and the 4th of May, respectively. In addition to the Left Field line-up that was revealed on Tuesday morning, the 3rd of May.
Other key stories from last month’s string of announcements included confirmation that Arcadia’s iconic fire-breathing Spider will be returning to the Festival in 2022 – following planning issues with the Pangea crane, which had replaced the Spider in 2019 but will not be featured at this year’s event.
And finally, Field of Avalon was the first area to announce its dedicated line-up poster for 2022 on Tuesday, the 12th of April.
2022 will be the first year to see Glastonbury take place since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis – both in 2020 and 2021.
Meanwhile, the first main line-up announcement poster revelation, shown below, dropped in March of this year.
As seen in the poster above, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining previously announced headliner Billie Eilish to top the bill at this year’s event.
Eilish will be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night – and by doing so make history as the youngest ever solo artist to headline the Festival at only 20-years-old.
Another historic moment will occur when Sir Paul McCartney takes to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night – which will subsequently make him the oldest Glastonbury headliner at 80-years-old.
Diana Ross will likewise be performing on the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday Teatime Legends Slot, while Lamar will be headlining the same stage later that evening.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have now completely sold out, there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer, with one of those ways being entering competitions.
To view our consolidated list of all the currently running competitions for the chance of winning tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival, click here.
DON’T BE FOOLED:
Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers.
Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers to the Festival might not know that tickets are only sold on one site which is: glastonbury.seetickets.com – and any other site claiming to sell tickets for the Festival are not authentic.