Over its 50 year run, the weather has a tendency of taking centre stage at Glastonbury Festival.
From the biblical washes of rain in 2007 to the balmy 31˚C reached in 2017, its crowds are known for making the most of anything, but it is best to come at least slightly prepared at the UK’s biggest and best music event.
Following a week of high temperatures, and some pretty heavy showers in other parts, festival-goers should keep in mind the chance of both bright skies and muddy fields as Worthy Farm opens its gates for the first time in three years.
Whether you’ll be at the Pyramid Stage early doors to greet Paul from the barricade, or have your sights set on the glowering shadow of Arcadia, you’ll need to be prepared for rain or shine.
Here’s what to expect from the weather at Glastonbury Festival 2022.
How Hot Will It Be At Glastonbury 2022?
According to The Met Office, early arrivers on Wednesday morning will be greeted with clear skies and highs of 23˚C, perfect weather for setting up shop in one of Glastonbury’s many camping grounds and exploring the site ready for the weekend. This is set to continue into Thursday, as the festival slowly gets itself into full swing.
UV is set to be very high, so be sure to bring lots of suncream, a hat and water.
For the sorry few sentenced to watery eyes at the height of spring, pollen is also predicted to be at a high, so make sure to bring any Hay Fever medication you may need.
Missing Kendrick because your eyes were too puffy is a poor excuse.
As the Pyramid stage opens its doors on Friday, temperatures dip slightly, with the chance of rain creeping in around 4pm.
A sweet window of dry ground is predicted for when Sam Fender and Billie Eilish take the stage, but as the night progresses it is set to be a wet one.
Whilst unlikely, make sure to camp somewhere on high ground to avoid any potential flooding.
This is a similar trend throughout the weekend, with comfortable temperatures at around 16˚C-17˚C over the weekend, with the rain stopping and starting throughout.
Tepid temperatures and some light showers may be a blessing compared to a scorcher, but make sure to bring layers for the evening, a hat for hot spells, and a waterproof to enjoy the Somerset fields as much as possible.
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