After a day of rain at Glastonbury it’s time for warmth as Met Office says temperature will rise to 28C
Thousands of Glastonbury revelers woke up to the sun shining today and enjoyed outdoor showers as the Met Office says temperatures can reach 28C.
Photos from the festival this morning show friends using water bags to help each other wash under the scorching sun.
A photo shared on Twitter shows a festival-goer camping in style – after bringing his double bed. She captioned the photo: ‘5 trips from car to campsite, walked 6 miles in the blazing sun, But omg it was worth it!!
Elsewhere, a group took part in a mass meditation to start the day peacefully.
Yesterday, festival-goers were drenched in rain as they set up camp on day one, ready to see Elton John, Arctic Monkeys and Guns N’ Roses headline the five-day music spectacle. But luckily Thursday is predicted to be drier – with rising heat and higher temperatures than yesterday.
It will also be a warm night, with clear skies and little wind – the perfect conditions for those who want to watch the evening’s music sets under the stars.
Camp in style – someone even took their bed to Glastonbury!
Festival-goers wash up at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset today
Rise and shine! Glastonbury revelers enjoy day two in the sun
People are fetching water this morning as temperatures rise over Worthy Farm
Friends at Glastonbury enjoy a morning of rest at the tents
A festival-goer poses in front of a pair of rainbow wings while her friend snaps a picture of her
Matching outfits! This group of friends decided to coordinate with their patterned shirt and shorts
Forecasters predict that temperatures will rise to 28°C in parts of the country today
The dry conditions are a relief after some said they experienced a ‘whole week’ of weather during the first day of the festival, with hot sunshine quickly alternating with violent storms.
It comes as forecasters said summer is well on track to become hotter than usual, with June already 2C warmer than the average over the past three decades.
The Met Office forecast for Glastonbury on Friday shows the day starting with early fog. Low clouds quickly dissipate, leaving another dry day with plenty of sunshine, although it gets hazier later on.
Tomorrow it will also feel warm and humid with temperatures rising to 24C.
Weather over the weekend, Saturday to Monday, looks hot and humid with hazy sunshine on Saturday.
There may be some showers in the west by Sunday, but these will dry up by Monday when conditions get a little windy and chilly as well.
Yesterday, revelers kept merry as they got drenched as they pitched their tents and enjoyed the first day of celebration at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Edyta Krzesak, a music photographer from Minehead, Somerset, was wearing a T-shirt, trousers, bucket hat and sunglasses when she was left ‘soaking wet’ by a heavy downpour at 11:30 am.
“I’d say it’s been one day all week,” said the 45-year-old. ‘It was a fresh morning, quite breezy – it was cold when I woke up – then it was extremely hot when I had breakfast, then it cooled down a bit.
“Now look at me, I don’t even have my waterproof jacket, I left them by my tent thinking I won’t need them and I’m soaking wet.”
Ms Krzesak, who is on her eighth Glastonbury in a row, said the weather ‘can always get worse’, remembering the ‘horrible’ mud at Worthy Farm in previous years.
Festival goers use water bags to shower early on day 2 of the Glastonbury festival
Friends help each other as they use water bags to shower under the morning sun
A firework display over the stage on the first night of the five-day music festival
A festival-goer plays a swingball game during the first day of the Glastonbury festival
A reveler wears inflatable wings among the crowd
Nora Uotila, from Finland, Simon Siegmund and Victoria Pazos in their tent on the first day of the Glastonbury Festival
The Met Office said the chances of a hotter-than-average summer in the UK for the next two months have now more than doubled.
June was a scorching 2 degrees warmer than the average for the past three decades.
Forecasters now say the UK has a 45 per cent chance of getting hotter than the average between 1991 and 2020 for the rest of the summer.
Will Lang, who directs the Met Office’s National Weather Warning Service, told a press conference that we could see record-breaking temperatures over the next two months.
He said: ‘Extremes like 40 degrees are by definition unlikely, but not impossible. Since we generally have an increased chance of warm weather for the summer, this does increase the risk of extremely high temperatures.’