What will the weather be like for Glastonbury Festival 2016?


Glastonbury festivalgoers would be wise to pack both sunglasses and wellies as they prepare to face the elements next week.

Meteorologists are predicting sunshine and showers during the festival in Somerset, which opens its gates on Wednesday, June 22.

Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Martin Bowles, operational meteorologist at the Met Office, said he could predict "some brighter interludes but also some showers".

He added: "There's no particular reason why those showers should be the kind of heavy long-lasting showers that we have been having this week. It's more likely to be showers that pass through quite quickly."

Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm has been hit by flooding in previous years, but Mr Bowles said this year's visitors should be more lucky.

Glastonbury Festival attracts 135,000 people each year (Anthony Devlin/PA)

He said: "I don't think flooding is a risk.

"Temperatures are expected to be near average, so it will be high teens, 18 or 19 degrees.

"If it's unsettled it's likely to be fairly windy, but there's no indications of gales or anything."

The forecast will be more accurate closer to the time, but the "most likely weather situation" is "sunshine and showers, a bit breezy", Mr Bowles added.