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Glastonbury Weather Forecast: Oh Dear?
The Quietus , June 20th, 2011 13:40

No doubt already muddy, chance of brighter skies later

It's just about time for the Quietus' annual look forward to the weather at the Glastonbury Festival. We suggest you ignore the old site photos doing the round on Twitter, and especially our writer Ian Wade's one "of the cows being evacuated to safety". We're suggesting that anyone heading to Stonehenge might tip the druids at the summer solstice in an effort to get the sun to stay out for 24 hours a day at full power, as no doubt the rain that has fallen over the past days is sitting just underneath the green grass of Somerset, ready to be be turned into mud by the arrival of quarter of a million feet. Indeed, perhaps instead of a weather forecast we should ask Mr Eavis for a water table measurement? We would like to politely ask our music journalist colleagues, in the event of a mudbath, NOT TO COMPARE THE FESTIVAL TO THE SOMME. IT IS CRASS TO COMPARE MUSIC FESTIVALS TO THE SOMME. Yet Metcheck offers some hope, with sunshine and clouds on it's long-term forecast, though a not-exactly balmy high of 15 degrees. Metcheck also says "Then with low pressure in charge for the rest of the week it remains changeable with showers or longer spells of rain in most areas, but there are some signs of something drier and warmer developing for the weekend..." The BBC, though, is suggesting light rain showers for Friday. Anyone in London on Friday night will no doubt be pleased to know that the roof of the Lexington, where we are holding our Part Chimp, Hey Colossus and Palehorse gig is sound, and there will be no rain. Apart from John DJ-ing 'Reign In Blood'. Tickets.

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