Isle of Wight Festival and Download Festival weather forecast for rain

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People arriving at the Isle of Wight and Download Festivals have had a very damp start

It has been a very muddy start for early arrivals at festivals up and down the country after rain battered large parts of the UK.

People had to wade through the remnants of several days of downpours, but there is a glimmer of hope and the worst is over.

For people at the Isle of Wight it looks like after a bit of rain this morning things are going to get brighter and there’s even a high UV warning, so take your sun cream.

Tomorrow and Sunday look pleasant for people wanting to go and see the likes of George Ezra, Biffy Clyro and Rick Astley.

Meanwhile things at Download Festival at Donington Park, Derby, aren’t quite as bright.

There’s a good chance of rain throughout today until around 5pm with heavy rain forecast for 3pm.

Saturday looks like it could be dry, but there’s going to be more rain on Sunday as Slayer take to the stage.

Elsewhere heavy rainfall led to flooding in parts of the country, stranding train passengers and prompting the Royal Air Force to be drafted in after a river breached its banks.

A see of mud at the Download Festival in Donington Park, Derbyshire, before the music began (Picture: Damon/BEEM)
Metro’s photographer Myles Goode protected his footwear with a pair of handy shoe condoms (Picture: Myles Goode)
People trudge along a rain soaked road to find somewhere to set up camp at Download (Picture: BPM)
A bad omen over the Isle of Wight festival where this tornado was spotted (Picture: BNPS)

A Chinook helicopter was deployed in a Lincolnshire town to drop sand in an attempt to stop the flow of water after the River Steeping experienced a breach.

Seventy properties were hit by flooding, but Lincolnshire County Council warned that up to 720 could be affected after it said the town of Wainfleet had more than two months of rain in just two days.

Matt Warman, Tory MP for Boston and Skegness, tweeted that his thoughts ‘were with all in Wainfleet this evening’, adding that he had been in contact with the Environment Agency at the scene of the breach and was ‘confident everything possible is being done’.

Meanwhile, East Midlands trains apologised to customers after passengers became stranded following a landslide near Corby.

One man tweeted the operator to say his niece had been stuck on a replacement train for five hours amid flooding, after the original one was stranded in the landslide.

A bit of mud and rain doesn’t stop these two at the Isle of Wight from enjoying themselves (Picture: Mark Holloway/Redferns)
We hope nobody is attached to these wellies spotted in Donnington Park (Picture: BEEM)
A group arrive keep their precious cargo of supplies for the Isle of Wight Festival dry (Picture: Rex)

The company tweeted: ‘For customers being affected by the flooding and landslide near Corby, please know we are working closely with @networkrail and the emergency services to get you moving safely, as soon as possible. We are very sorry for the lengthy delay this flooding has caused.’

As of 3pm on Thursday, Chillingham Barns in Northumberland had seen the most rainfall, with 48mm falling throughout the day.

The Met Office has warned of more wet weather to come on Friday, and said sunshine and showers will form the backdrop for an unsettled weekend, with thundery outbreaks in places.

Forecasters said the wettest ever June for the UK as a whole was in 2012 when an average of 149mm of rain fell.

As of June 11, the UK has seen 55.9mm of total rainfall.

The weather forecast suggests that things are going to get better at the Isle of Wight (Picture: Rex)
More arrivals trudge through the mud, but they may need sun cream by the end of today (Picture: Rex)
The rain shoes no sign of dampening this pair’s spirits at the Isle of Wight festival (Picture: Rex)
More supplies arrive for the Isle of Wight Festival (Picture: Rex)
A pair of friends give one another a bit of support as they head over the slippery ground (Picture: Rex)
Jumping in the mud will hopefully be a thing of the past within a couple of hours at the Isle of Wight Festival (Picture: Rex)



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