UK weather: Cooler today with thunderstorms in the east as Glastonbury attendees told to brace for showers

The Met Office is predicting rain will hit the festival mid to late afternoon on Friday before easing off into the evening.

Glastonbury Festival-goers are being told to expect a wet weekend – with showers forecast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Met Office is predicting rain will hit the festival mid to late afternoon on Friday before easing off into the evening.

However, despite the respite from rain overnight, there is a risk of heavy downpours on Saturday and some showers on Sunday afternoon.

Some showers could also impact British Summertime in Hyde Park on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – although the Met Office said these are “light” and “low risk”.

Temperatures are expected to remain warm, sitting in the low 20s through the weekend for the whole of the UK.

Meanwhile, a yellow weather warning remains in place for thunderstorms for most of England, excluding the South West and North until midnight on Thursday.

Here is a closer look at the weather over the weekend...

Today:

Showers breaking out, some heavy with thunder in northeast England and southeast Scotland. Some sunshine too and still very warm in the east. Rain moving east across Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England then turning cooler and windier.

Tonight:

Showers in northeast dying out. Band of rain, heavy at times, moving northeastwards across most parts, but petering out in south. Turning much cooler after the rain. Windy in west.

Saturday:

Rain, locally heavy, across western Northern Ireland. Elsewhere, feeling cooler with sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. These heaviest and most frequent in west with some eastern parts staying dry.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers, heaviest in the north and west, with driest conditions in the southeast. Longer spells of rain into the west on Tuesday. Breezy, and feeling cooler.