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Here’s What The Weather Forecast Says For Download Festival 2019

What’s the weather going to be like in Castle Donington this weekend for Download Festival? Let’s find out…

Latest Download festival weather update: 10:45am Thursday June 13

While we’ve mostly just been thinking about how many amazing bands we’re all going to get to see at this weekend’s Download Festival, the annual “But what will the weather be like?” question has finally started to rear its head… Will we be dry in our tents? Or will it turn into a complete mud-fest?

Well, the BBC Weather reports so far seem to suggest that the weather up in Castle Donington between June 12-16 will be… mainly rainy, but with some wind and the odd smattering of fun. Luckily, the heavier rain is coming before the bands start playing on Friday (fingers crossed).

Due to the inclement weather, if you’re driving to Download, give yourself plenty of time and keep an eye on the roads.

More specific breakdowns of each day are below. If you’re heading up early to secure the best camping spot, you’ll have to endure some rain today. Then, as the Def Leppard-headlined Friday hits, the heavy rain will turn to light rain. Which is a slight improvement, we guess.

Slipknot’s big return on Saturday will also be met with light showers, and the epic comeback from Tool on Sunday will include sunny intervals. It’s probably best to bring some wellies.

Check out an hour-by-hour analysis below.

Thursday is “heavy rain and a gentle breeze”. Not ideal conditions for pitching your tent, but it seems to clear up in the evening for the partying to commence.

Download festival weather

When it all kicks off properly on Friday, the forecast says “light rain showers and a moderate breeze,” which is a slight improvement for when Def Leppard come on.

Download festival weather

By the time Saturday rolls around, it’s more of the same with “light rain showers and a moderate breeze.” Not perfect conditions, but the first half of the day looks dry!

Download festival weather

And then on the final day, Sunday, it’s an upgrade to “Sunny intervals and a moderate breeze.” Lovely stuff.

Download festival weather

Stay tuned for more updates as we have them closer to the time. Get your Download festival tickets now.

Download Festival 2019
Posted on June 13th 2019, 10:45am
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