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Thread #137264   Message #3148919
Posted By: Soldier boy
05-May-11 - 07:56 PM
Thread Name: Holmfirth Festival of Folk 6-8 may 2011
Subject: RE: Holmfirth Festival of Folk 6-8 may 2011
Local forecast Cath says it should stay mostly dry on Friday with highs of around 20C, 68F once the clouds break and should start to feel warmer and more humid.

On Saturday it says temperatures may reach the highest of the year so far at 22C, 72F which could trigger some heavy showers, possibly thunderstorms. (bring sun tan lotion AND brolly!)

What's the betting that a thunderstorm will lay off till 3.30pm and then decide to dump itself on the morris dance team's procession through the village and up to Victoria park and then bugger off as we get to the park - just like it did 3 years ago!! Grrrr.

On Sunday it says it will start misty, turning sunny before a more heavy and potentially thundery rain. Local flooding is a possibility through the afternoon followed by a clearer, fresher evening. Yikes!

As most festival events and happenings occur indoors it shouldn't be a problem and because the hills and moors in the area are so tinder dry at the moment they will soak up any heavy rainfall like a big thirsty sponge I think any risk of local flooding is very unlikely.

Famous last words? Hope not. Anyway because it is such a mixed bag of a forecast come prepared and prepare to have a really good time - whatever the weather. Enjoy!