Met Office tells Gigwise...
jason gregory
11:02 29th May 2008

This years Glastonbury Festival could once again be plagued by bad weather after advance forecasts suggested that Britain could face above-average rainfall this summer.

Speaking to Gigwise, a spokesperson for the Met Office said it was too early to give an exact prediction for the festival – which takes place from June 27th-29th.

However, the Met Office said that “there is a risk of more unsettled spells and near or above-average rainfall” throughout the summer.

The Met Office’s advance forecast is derived from global forecasting models and statistical methods, and all variations are conveyed using 1971-2000 averages.

Despite the chance of rain, summer temperatures are expected to be above the 1971-2000 average, the spokesperson added.

Recent bad weather is one reason why ticket sales for this year’s festival are believed to have been slower than usual.

If you have pre-registered, you can still purchase tickets for the event. Check out our new look Festival Guide for more information.

Alternatively, you can call our ticket hotline on 0871 230 1098 for more details.

You can see Gigwise's muddy pictures from last years event below...