Well, Metcheck have a rather gloomy prediction for the 2009 Glastonbury Festival – apparently we can look forward to just over 1000mph winds over the 5 days, with around 85km of rainfall per day.
For those of you that think this may put a damper on the festival, I have good news: none of this will matter, as temperatures are set to hit around 1800°c – which leaves me a little torn over whether to pack waterproofs or shorts.
The report is here – but seeing as (I’m hoping) it will be updated, click the image in the top left of this post for a screenshot!
Remember to pack your suncream everyone… and your snorkel. 🙂
Hat tip Glastowatch.
This will be my first Glasto ever(& camping experience ever) & i’m from the Southern part of Africa,Botswana.And it is mostly hot…even the chilly winters are nothing compared to what you guys get in the UK.
So what should I pack?I don’t want to pack to many warm items to end up boiling when the sun gets out.
I’m thinking of coming with my denim jeans as well..??
Your first glasto? Your going to love it!!
Its not going to be cold so dont worry!!
But just incase……pack a couple of pairs of jeans, a couple of t shirts and jumpers, a waterproof jacket, maybe a scarf (you’ll get away with it trust me there are people walking around in tutu’s etc) for the evening when it may get a bit nippy!
Also take some shorts and other hot weather attire, dont forget wellies/or waterproof boots and sock etc.
Its all about layers!! So if it gets warmer you can take a few layers off….but nothing worse than being tired and cold, so just be prepared!
Have a great time!!! We may even walk past each other!!!!!
I’ve attended over 10 Glasto’s now. All I’d say is a good set of ‘proper’ breathable waterproofs (jacket and trousers) such as GoreTex Paclite or similar, thin clothes you can layer… a lightweight fleece and jumper should suffice. A decent pair of boots/wellies. I would not recommend jeans as they take ages to dry out and are not nice to wear wet.. I’d get some synthetic easy dry walking trousers or something like that. Breathable, lightweight and they dry in a couple of hours. Also have loads of pockets to keep your stuff… Of course you can bring your jeans/tees/flip flops etc.. as well!! Always best to plan for crappy weather though. At least then even if its bucketing down you’ll be relatively dry. Nothing worse than being there and being damp and cold for days on end… you’ll be able to get most of your kit here (Blacks, Field and Trek, Millets etc). if you’re struggling back in SA.
hope that helps
Are peoplle seriosly taking this is a real weather forecast!…1000mph winds, 1800 degress and millions of ml of rain! LOL, this is a complete joke from a pathetic person…probably someone who hasnt got a ticket to the best festival in the WORLD! unlucky, and have fun watching us on the tv having the best 5 days of our lives….come rain or shine! 😀
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! you are so right!!!!!
am i the only one who thinks that 1000 mph winds would completely demolish the whole of somerset let alone glasto. and since when is rain fall measured in km. that is distance not volume!!!
1000MPH WINDS BUZZIN IM GOIN 2TAKE MI KITE IT WILL SOON PULL ME OUT MUD AS 4 THE RAIN BRING IT ON GLASTO AINT GLASTO WHITH OUT MUD.. I AGREE WHITH ANDREW THATS SUM VERY POOR PERSON WHO CUD NOT GET A TICKET WELL DO YA RIP CUS WE GOIN HAVE A RITE SESSION SOW BRING ON THE TRUPETS AN THE PARAMEDICS AN THE STREET PHARMACY AN WITCH DOCTORS CUS ALL BETS ARR OF MESSSY TIMES
PEACEE MR TRIXXXXXXX
I think some of the replies above may have been in irony bypass mode…
The original post was OBVIOUSLY meant as a total joke.
It was probably written by someone who loves the festival and is just having a go at the ridiculous way the printed media always hope for mud so they can report bad news..?
I thought it was quite funny to be honest. I havent missed glastonbury every year it has been on since 1990 and sunburn has been more frequenct that muddy boots..
but you know how the media always focus on bad news.. after all, what would they say “glastonbury was sunny and every one had a good time?” no, lets look for a puddle and take a shot of that instead so we can spread more doom and gloom
this year, take your flip flops!
Ha! This was no joke – this was a real screenshot from a real weather website (Metcheck).
But I assume that site is automated – I don’t think anyone put that up in jealousy… hehehe. My best guess is that it was just a cock up that no-one noticed!
I honestly think it will be sunny. If it was any other festival they would be predicting sun sun sun!! we are due a bloody sunny 1. see you there com on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!