Boardmasters 2023 weather: latest Met Office forecast for Cornwall festival - what to expect?

With Boardmasters on the horizon, here’s the weather forecast for the Cornwall festival courtesy of the Met Office
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Thousands of people from all over the globe are gearing up for Boardmasters 2023 as we get right into the festival season in the UK. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend the four day festival next week.

Despite being in the prime festival season, and the summer well underway, it’s fair to say that July and the start of August have been very underwhelming weather-wise. Last month was the UK’s sixth wettest July on record.

Boardmasters Festival is scheduled to take place from 9 August to 13 August in Cornwall. It will see the likes of Liam Gallagher, Lorde and more perform - see the full lineup and stage times.

People were hopeful that heading in July, the weather from June would continue. June was especially sunny, and was the driest one ever on record in the UK. But, the weather since has been a far cry from last year when records were shattered.

In total, July saw 140.1mm of rainfall across the UK last month - the sixth highest total for July since records began in 1836. And, with a huge festival coming up, festival goers are praying for dry weather.

Boardmasters 2023 weather

The Met Office has issued its forecast for Newquay, the site of the Cornwall festival, this week. The festival runs from Wednesday (9 August) to Sunday (13 August).

Festivalgoers are advised that for the opening day of the festival on Wednesday: "It will be a generally cloudy day in the west with patchy hill and coastal fog and occasional drizzle, especially across Cornwall. Further east there will be some sunshine. Maximum temperature 23 °C."

For Thursday through Saturday, the Met Office warns: "Low cloud and fog will lift to leave very warm sunshine on Thursday. Wet and breezy weather overnight will clear to leave sunshine, occasional showers and a cooler breeze thereafter."

The final day of Boardmasters 2023 could see rain showers in the afternoon and early evening.

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