Rockness weather update: the latest forecast for the music festival

Rockness kicks off tomorrow, and music lovers around the UK are getting ready for what promises to be a top weekend of live music.

But should you pack your sun cream and shorts, or stick with your brolly, poncho and cosy socks?

We don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, but STV’s forecaster Sean Batty predicts pretty glum weather, with mostly cloudy, breezy and sometimes showery outbreaks on the cards.

Tomorrow (Friday) will be the wettest day of the weekend, with outbreaks of rain throughout the day and strong breezes, making it feel quite chilly outside.

In the evening the rain will ease off a little, although we can still expect some drizzly showers throughout the night and into Saturday morning.

On Saturday the day will begin mostly cloudy and remain this way, with some ight, showery rain and at times a cool breeze coming in from the Moray Firth.

Make sure to wrap up warm as it’s likely to feel quite cold outside – especially if you’re outside for hours checking out all the performances from the likes of Deadmau5, The Rapture and Justice.

On Sunday the weather doesn’t look much better,  but the good news is the sun might just make a slight appearance.

Still expect some light showers on Sunday and a lot of cloud, but there could also be a few bright spells throughout the day. For the full forecast check out Sean in the video player above.

This year’s Rockness runs from Friday June 8 until Sunday June 10 at Dores near Inverness, and boasts performances from acts including Ed Sheeran, Noah and the Whale, Beardyman, and Biffy Clyro.

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