Glastonbury-goers strip naked as festival temperatures reach sizzling 30C

Glastonbury-goers were spotted STRIPPING NAKED as temperatures at the festival soared to a sizzling 30C.

The Met Office are predicting this Glastonbury weekend could be the hottest on record – with temperatures set to continue rising over the next few days.

But for some, the heat is already enough to ditch their festival outfits and enjoy the mass party without any clothes at all.

One woman was set dancing amongst a crowd completely naked, while others ditched their tops.

Thousands have donned bikinis and resorted to pouring water over themselves to cool down.

Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said: "The UK's highest temperature on record was 35.6C, in 1976 in Southampton.

"It's possible we could see that beaten this weekend."

As the gates to the famous festival opened yesterday, founder Michael Eavis told those patiently queuing: "it has never been better. It has never been as good as this one.

"The weather looks great – marvellous. Thank you for coming. Welcome to Worthy Farm."

But while the weather is great news for festival revellers, the Met Office and Public Health England have issued a Level 2 Heat Health warning.

They are warning people, particularly the vulnerable and elderly, to take extra precautions when it comes to the heat – including drinking plenty of water and avoid direct sunlight, particularly during the hottest part of the day.

The London School of Economics' Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change predicted there could be up to 100 heat-related deaths this weekend, based on Public Health England annual heat-related death rates.

The institute's communications director Bob Ward said yesterday: "Based on experience of the past three summers, during which over 2,500 extra deaths occurred during bouts of hot weather, more than 100 deaths could be expected over the weekend.

"Many of these deaths are preventable if extra precautions are taken to protect those most at risk from overheating in their homes and other buildings, both during the day and night."

Dr Emer O’Connell, a public health consultant with Public Health England, said: “It’s too early to be able to say anything about excess deaths as a result of the heat.

"We know there has been an increase in deaths during previous heatwaves and that heat-related deaths are mostly preventable and happen very quickly as temperatures increase.

"There is also an increase in calls to health services because of heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

“Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and for many people spells of warmer weather are something they very much enjoy.

"However for some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks.

"That’s why we’re urging everyone to keep an eye on those you know who may be at risk this summer. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support. Also take water with you when travelling and keep up to date with weather forecasts.”

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