Full hour-by-hour forecast for Kasabian's major Leicester gig at Victoria Park tonight

General view of the atmosphere as Kasabian perform on stage at Victoria Park in Leicester
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Rockers are set to avoid the rain this evening for Leicester’s major Kasabian gig. However, the city might not be dry in the hours before the music plays according to latest forecasts.

The major gig, which has led to a number of city road closures, is in Leicester’s Victoria Park this evening (Saturday, July 6). Around 35,000 people from all over the country are set to attend the Summer Solstice II gig which takes place 10 years on from the first Summer Solstice performance.

A key thing that those attending will want to know is how the weather is shaping up for tonight’s gig. According to the Met Office, things look decent - but it’ll take time to get to that stage.

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In its latest forecast, the Met Office says that Saturday will be mainly overcast till around midday, with the cloud potentially starting to clear by around 1pm. However, from there the city is predicted to encounter some rain.

At first this is set to be light and will then become heavier as the afternoon proceeds. The heaviest downpours are expected at around 3pm before it peters away into cloudier conditions once more.

From here, the Met Office says Saturday afternoon should then become sunny and clear as the evening approaches ahead of the gig kick-starting later tonight. Temperatures will peak at 15C at around 6pm this evening, with the day seeing figures of between 13C and 15C throughout the day.

Drivers are warned of the various road closures on their approach to the gig, with organisers calling on people to arrive before 8pm in anticipation of queues. Victoria Park’s gates will open at 3pm. Summer Solstice II is expected to finish at around 10.30pm.

The full hour-by-hour forecast for today’s Kasabian gig is below:

  • 12pm - Overcast (13C)

  • 1pm - Cloudy (13C)

  • 2pm - Light rain (14C)

  • 3pm - Heavy rain (13C)

  • 4pm - Light rain (13C)

  • 5pm - Cloudy (14C)

  • 6pm - Sunny intervals (15C)

  • 7pm - Sunny intervals (15C)

  • 8pm - Sunny intervals (15C)

  • 9pm - Sunny (14C)

  • 10pm - Clear night (13C)

  • 11pm - Clear night (13C)

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