latest Met Office outlook ahead of the festival – will the wellies be out?

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Glastonbury may take place at the height of the British summer, but many of the most iconic images from the festival are a chaos of knee-deep mud and wellies.

This year’s event takes place from Wednesday 26 June to Sunday 30 June, with the event returning after a “fallow year” gave Worthy Farm a hard-earned break from the mayhem.

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As always, the punters who got lucky in the frenzied stampede for Glastonbury tickets will be obsessively checking the weather forecast as the festival approaches – here are all the latest details.

Many of the iconic Glastonbury images consist of revellers caked in mud (Getty Images)

Latest Glastonbury weather forecast

With Glastobury still a couple of weeks away, the Met Office forecast for the week, focusing more broadly on the UK as a whole, is still understandably tentative.

However, it does offer some cause for hope for the 135,000 people set to descend on Worthy Farm, with the cautious prediction of “drier, more settled spells” than the distinctly un-summery early June conditions.

The latest Met Office forecast reads: “The forecast through this period is very uncertain.

“Presently the preferred solution is for some spells of unsettled weather to effect the UK through the period, although probably interspersed with more in the way of drier, more settled spells than during the previous period.

“Winds should mostly be light, with temperatures generally recovering to around normal for the time of year.”

This year’s Glastonbury Festival runs from 26 June – 30 June (Getty Images)

The BBC’s weather forecast, which is generated by MeteoGroup, extends only to the start of the week of the festival, when it is predicting temperatures of 21C and lightly cloudy conditions.

Accuweather, however, offers a more optimistic outlook with its long-range forecast, which predicts dry weather across the five-day period.

According to the US service, festival-goers can expect a cloudy start on the Wednesday and Thursday, giving way to sunnier conditions as the weekend begins, with temperatures hovering around 19C for the duration.

This year’s festival-goers will be desperate to avoid the conditions that blighted Glastonbury 2005 (Getty Images)

The festival line-up

As always, the the build-up to this year’s event has been characterised by the usual frenzied speculation around the acts involved, with this year’s marquee performers including Stormzy, Kylie Minogue, The Killers and Janet Jackson.

You can find out all the acts gracing the main stages here, or even take in the full, mammoth list on the festival’s website, but here are the performance times for the festival’s two biggest stages across all three days:

Pyramid Stage

Friday

  • Stormzy 22:15 – 23:45
  • George Ezra 20:15 – 21:15
  • Ms. Lauryn Hill 18:00 – 19:15
  • Bastille 16:15 – 17:15
  • Sheryl Crow 14:30 – 15:30
  • Tom Odell 13:15 – 14:00
  • Bjorn Again 11:45 – 12:45

Saturday

  • The Killers 21:45 – 23:45
  • Liam Gallagher 19:15 – 20:30
  • Janet Jackson 17:45 – 18:35
  • Hozier 16:00 – 17:00
  • Anne-Marie 14:40 – 15:30
  • Carrie Underwood 13:15 – 14:15
  • The Proclaimers 11:45 – 12:45

Sunday

  • The Cure 21:30 – 23:30
  • Vampire Weekend 19:30 – 20:30
  • Miley Cyrus 17:45 – 18:45
  • Kylie 15:45 – 17:00
  • Years & Years 13:45 – 14:45
  • Mavis Staples 12:15 – 13:05
  • Langa Methodist Church Choir 11:00 – 11:45
The Cure headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night (Getty Images)

Other Stage

Friday

  • Tame Impala 22:15 – 23:45
  • Two Door Cinema Club 20:15 – 21:15
  • Snow Patrol 18:30 – 19:30
  • The Lumineers 17:00 – 18:00
  • Mac Demarco 15:30 – 16:30
  • The Wombats 14:00 – 15:00
  • Mø 12:30 – 13:30
  • The Vaccines 11:00 – 12:00

Saturday

  • The Chemical Brothers 22:15 – 23:45
  • Courteeners 20:45 – 21:30
  • Sigrid 19:00 – 20:00
  • Johnny Marr 17:30 – 18:30
  • Lewis Capaldi 16:00 – 17:00
  • Maggie Rogers 14:30 – 15:30
  • Fantastic Negrito 13:00 – 14:00
  • The Cat Empire 11:30 – 12:30

Sunday

  • Christine And The Queens 22:00 – 23:15
  • Dave 20:15 – 21:15
  • Billie Eilish 18:45 – 19:45
  • Loyle Carner 17:15 – 18:15
  • Bring Me The Horizon 15:45 – 16:45
  • Babymetal 14:35 – 15:15
  • Slaves 13:00 – 14:00
  • Circa Waves 11:50 – 12:30
  • Sk Shlomo 11:00 – 11:25

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