Those heading to the Isle of Wight Festival may need to wear wellies as thundery showers move in at the end of this week.
With a star-studded lineup including Duran Duran, Liam Gallagher and Snow Patrol, thousands of revellers are set to descend on Seaclose Park as the event returns from its coronavirus hibernation.
The IW Met Service has issued a special event forecast covering the weekend – which will see some sunny and overcast skies, but will also see heavy rain at times.
Thursday will see sun and overcast cloud throughout the day and evening as the campers make the most of the first night of entertainment. Staying dry overnight, temperatures will reach 22C in the daytime and drop to 12C overnight.
Friday will see not only Tom Jones and Becky Hill take to the stage, but also the arrival of thundery showers. Staying dry with overcast skies during the day, the weather will deteriorate into the evening and overnight with the daytime high of 21C reducing to 15C overnight as the rain begins to fall. It’s thought that these thundery showers will, however, be scattered.
Saturday afternoon will mark a return to better weather after a wet start in the morning. Daytime highs will reach 22C with overnight lows dropping to 11C.
As festival-goers make the most of the last acts, a dry start will turn to showers as the day progresses with temperatures of 20C during the day. Overnight campers will enjoy a clear and dry evening with lows of 13C.
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