People are now swimming in mud at Download festival

(Thumbnail picture credit: “rawsoa” via instagram) It has been reported that people are beginning to “swim” in the mud at Download festival to get out of it. Warning: strong language and humor! In the last few days we’ve seen numerous met office rain warnings, environment agency flood alerts & warnings. Some parts of Lincolnshire have seen 2 to 3 times their average June rainfall totals in just 72 hours.

Of course, hardy festival goers at Download in Donnington, Leicestershire, have tolerated some of the worst conditions. Here are a selection of tweets.

@Amazinghograst tweeted a couple of pictures showing the absolutely dire conditions. Not far from swimming in it in the first picture. Certainly wont be hogging any roasts at download. Perhaps inside?

Reports from the event have stated that many people have left the festival due to the dire music, not mud.

We warned earlier in the week that an atrocious week of weather was on the way, so there was no excuse! Kudos to anyone who brought their swimming trunks along.

What’s the forecast looking like?

It’s not looking particularly great, but we will loose the widespread heavy rain into the weekend and into next week, and instead replace it with a showery set up, yes some rain, but also some sunshine. Temperatures in the South will respond to the sunshine early next week, feeling quite warm by Tuesday with highs of 24C possible in parts of South East England! However, from Wednesday on wards of next week, early signs suggest low pressure may stage a return, bringing further outbreaks of rain and a risk of thunder.