Rain forecast in Byron Bay

Get your wellies: Splendor In The Gras is forecast to rain this year.

This year’s festival takes place in the Northern Byron Parklands on Tweed Valley Way, Yelgun NSW this Friday through Sunday (22-24 July) with some preliminary entertainment planned for Thursday at select locations around the festival site.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Northern Rivers area has a “very high (100 percent) chance of rain on an “overcast” Thursday, most likely beginning late morning.” Nighttime temperatures could drop to 8-12 degrees Celsius, while daytime temperatures are estimated at 15-18 degrees.

The rain is expected to get worse on the first day of the festival, which will be helmed by Gorillaz. Friday is likely to remain “overcast” and could see a “very high chance (95 percent) of rain” and 20 to 30mm of possible precipitation. Night time temperatures can range from 9 to 12 while daytime temperatures can reach 15 to 18. Other artists on the day include The Avalanches (replacing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Ruel, Orville Peck and Kacey Musgraves.

On the second day, overwritten by The Strokes, things should go up. Saturday should be only “partly cloudy” and chances of showers drop to 70 percent, most likely in the morning and early afternoon, with possible 5 to 8mm of rain. Night time temperatures could range from 9 to 12 while daytime temperatures could reach 18 degrees. Other artists performing on Saturday include Jack Harlow, The Chats, Violent Soho and Glass Animals.

And Sunday looks mercifully “mostly sunny” with only a “low (30 percent) chance” of a morning shower along the shoreline. However, nighttime temperatures could drop to 7 to 11 degrees, with daytime temperatures hitting 20 degrees. Tyler, The Creator will be the final headliner to celebrate the 2022 festival alongside fellow artists Liam Gallagher, Mura Masa, G Flip, Amyl & The Sniffers and more.

Check out the detailed weather forecast for this weekend in Byron Bay here.

Here are the latest Splendor 2022 line-up updates: Tom Misch and Hinds have withdrawn from the festival and will be replaced by Cosmo’s Midnight and Noah Dillon. Yeah Yeah Yeahs have withdrawn from the festival and their side shows for health reasons and are being replaced by The Avalanches. Also out are Adrian Eagle, Mako Road and Surfaces, while Pond and Tasman Keith are there.

All under-18s at the Splendor must be accompanied by a “responsible adult” to gain entry – a recent rule change which organizers claim was “forced” on them by NSW Police.

Stay tuned NME for all things Splendor 2022 this weekend and read our guide to the festival for everything you need to know.

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