Glastonbury 2024 Weather: Site Opens To Rain

Well, that's unexpected...

The gates of Glastonbury Festival have swung open – but punters have experienced light rain overnight. The festival opened its doors at 8am yesterday (June 26th), with thousands of music fans arriving early. The Glastonbury weather throughout the day was positively sizzling, reaching temperatures on-site of around 27 degrees Celsius.

Crowds descended on the Pyramid Stage for an ambitious drone show, with words such as ‘LOVE’ and ‘GLASTONBURY’ being painted in the sky.

Following this, the customary fireworks show took place, igniting the sky with colour to signify that Glastonbury Festival 2024 was now open for business.

In the build up to the festival both the Met Office and BBC Weather teams reached the same conclusion: Glastonbury weather would be warm, if slightly overcast, and settled.

CLASH is already on-site, and that’s slightly wrong – light rain dampened the camp site overnight, and we woke to very light drizzle.

Conditions are indeed settled, however, and it looks as though the clouds will lift in the coming hours. If anything, the rain is a blessing for Thursday arrivals – it will make conditions underfoot that little bit softer, and hammering in tent pegs a little bit easier.

Stay tuned for Glastonbury updates.

So, the revised Met Office prediction: Thursday will be cloudy, with temperatures capped at a perfectly reasonably balmy 21 degrees Celsius. Friday (June 28th) will be mixed, seemingly, with more sun but slightly cooler temperatures with a high of 19 degrees Celsius.

Saturday witnesses the return of the sun, with clouds being banished for Glastonbury weather with highs of 21 degrees; climactic day Sunday ups the ante a little, to 22 degrees Celsius.

Not on-site? Don’t worry, the BBC television coverage is extensive. Steve Lamacq told us last year: “That first time you go to Glastonbury, you’re coming in and you drive over the brow of the hill then all of a sudden you see this mass of humanity. The tents, the faraway fields of tents…being able to enjoy that for the first time and getting that across is important.”

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