AS FESTIVAL goers from across the country prepare to descend on the town for this year's Reading Festival, many will be keeping their fingers crossed for good weather to make their experience more enjoyable.

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Residents have been relatively lucky with the weather in Reading this year, with some extremely hot and sunny days experienced, especially throughout July.

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In the past, festival fans have had to contend with rain and thick mud as they camp out for the three-day event.

With people from all over wanting to be prepared for any weather situation at Reading Festival, it is useful to know whether to pack wellies and umbrellas on sunglasses and suncream.

Read on for the full, expected forecast for the event (Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25).


According to BBC weather, festival-goers should expect sunny intervals and a gentle breeze on the opening day of the event. It is predicted that Reading will see highs of 21 degrees and lows of 12.

There is expected to be little chance of rainfall.


Similar weather could be expected on Saturday, with marginally warmer temperatures expected.

There is also a chance of some rain throughout the day.


The last day of the festival is set to be the brightest, with highs of 22 degrees and lows of 14.

There is little chance of rain throughout the day as the festival draws to a close.

It is advisable to be prepared for all kinds of weather, but forecasts seem to show mainly positive predictions.

Most years have seen some level of rain throughout the long weekend, with the sunniest Reading Festival on record being in 2007.

For further information and advice about Reading Festival, stay up-to-date on the Reading Chronicle website, where there will be tips for environment, crime and entertainment on offer at the popular event.