A Meteorological Meteorologist has warned that visitors to the Lastnbury Festival “may need to take refuge if they can” as thunderstorms will spread to most parts of southern England.
Punters will exchange sun cream for umbrellas at Worth Farm as the weather changes from “wall to wall sunshine” on Thursday morning and “seasonal rain” in the afternoon from high temperatures.
The Met Office has issued a yellow hurricane warning that stretches from Sheffield in the north to Bath in the southeast and down to the southwest, meaning that Gloucesterbury celebrants could be caught in torrential rains in Somerset. ۔
Met Office meteorologist Sarah Kent told the PA news agency: “They have a really hot night, which is definitely good news for those who are camping there and a nice start to the day. , Substantially wall-to-wall sunshine
“With this, the heat will gradually increase till morning and this is the heat which can be a problem for the weather in the afternoon as we are watching the scattered rains coming from the south.
“These showers will be heavy locally and may be accompanied by thunderstorms, which is why we have a thunderstorm warning with thunderstorms from 10 a.m. to 11.59 p.m.”
The meteorologist said that the nature of rain with thunderstorms is that they are “hit and miss”.
He added: “We know they are going to happen, but even if they are in a very specific place, it is very difficult to go beyond that, so it is a danger.
“If it’s raining heavily yesterday, it’s likely to be very heavy and potentially tied to strong winds and there’s a risk of some lightening – so it’s just a matter of keeping the festival in mind.” ۔
“They may need to take shelter if they can, if one of the storms comes in the afternoon.
“The warning area includes the risk of hurricanes coming from anywhere in the area, so it is not expected to reach Glastonbury by noon but the warning is that it is difficult to get the correct distribution of rainfall, it is just the nature of the rain. We will post updates as they progress.
Festival goers have already been warned to pack for all events – and take their Wales – in Glastonbury, with light rain forecast for Friday and Saturday, followed by heavy rain on Sunday. It will rain
Weather warnings come as another train strike on Thursday delays further travel delays in arriving late, potentially adding to the transport problems that are affecting commuters. Bad conditions and floodwaters on the roads.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) and 13 train operators on Network Rail (NR) ran less than one in five trains on Tuesday after the first of three walked out, followed by Thursday and Thursday. There will be strikes on Saturday.
Glastonbury is not the only music event affected by this week’s strikes, with the Rolling Stones performing at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park on Saturday and the Red Hot Chili Papers at London Stadium on Sunday.
Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney will become the oldest solo headliner ever to perform in Glastonbury on Saturday, a week after his 80th birthday, while this year in the form of a 20-year-old cat his most ever Younger solo headliners will also be hosted. Friday night Elish.
Last-minute changes to the lineup include Rocker Terry Reid’s departure from the acoustic stage on Sunday afternoon. He will be replaced by Glenn Tulbrook, who is the lead singer and guitarist of Squeeze.