Festival-goers arrive at Leeds amid threat of weekend washout

Just as well they brought wellies! Festival-goers arrive at Leeds and Reading amid threat of weekend washout as heavy rain and thunder sweep across UK

  • Temperatures will remain cool at Leeds in the coming days as frost is expected to form across the country 
  • Downpours are expected to dog music events and thunder is set to break out across the north of England  
  • An end to this summer’s humidity is in sight as hail is a possibility alongside the forecast blustery showers 

Tomorrow will finally see the country break free from the humidity of the summer as rain sweeps across the UK to clear the air, ushering in considerably cooler temperatures with the potential for thunder and hail.

Showers that hit Wales and the north-west of England today will spread southwards, leaving the nation feeling fresher albeit in store for further wet weather.

Festival-goers were pictured pitching up at Leeds with particularly appropriate footwear as wellie-wearing music lovers look set for downpours and chilly conditions. 


Festival-goers were pictured arriving at Leeds Festival wearing wellies as the event looks set to be blighted by showers as the UK finally sees an end to the humidity of recent weeks 


Heavy-duty footwear will come in handy this week at Leeds as temperatures are set to remain cool throughout while frost sweeps across the country with the possibility of thunder in the north of England 

The festival will be ravaged with blustery showers and temperatures are expected to remain cool throughout, with a brief respite of dryness on Saturday morning.  

Though highs of 79F were today recorded in Lincolnshire, the closeness that characterised this summer is set to cease as tonight the East Midlands is hit with showers.

Early bird ticket holders begin to arrive at Leeds Festival in Bramham Park today as Britain braces itself for blustery showers 

Music lovers pitched up at Leeds as the Met Office warned festival-goers to pack warm clothing for the change in conditions expected in the coming days 

A brief break from the damp and chilly conditions at Leeds Festival is expected on Saturday, before fans endure the week’s coolest conditions that evening 


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The south will manage to maintain highs of 77F tomorrow, as rain shifts across the country in a southeastern direction. 

Friday will bring clear conditions but some areas will see scattered showers and thunder could hit the north of England – as well as hail. Temperatures are expected to be no higher than 66F and such conditions will be restricted to the south.

Fans carry crates of beer into Leeds Festival where temperatures will remain cool in the coming days as the UK experiences downpours and thunder 

Early arrivals at the festival were seen donning wellies, which will prove sensible in the coming days considering the cool and wet conditions 

Early bird ticket holders even used nonseasonal sleds to drag piles of camping equipment along the entrance to Bramham Park 

In Reading, music lovers get the traditional boat taxi across the River Thames as they arrives at the Richfield Avenue site

Music fans at Reading Festival came dressed for all weathers – wearing shorts, rain jackets, and with wellington boots in tow

The Bank Holiday weekend’s best weather is expected to be on Saturday, when sunny spells will break out across the country but temperatures will remain roughly the same as Friday.

But the Met Office warns the weather will still be hit-and-miss, with showers expected to interrupt the brief sunny spots.

And in the evening heading into Sunday frost is expected form on grass throughout Great Britain as Leeds Festival experiences its coldest night.

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