Royal Ashbourne Shrovetide football is probably world’s maddest football game, but what role will the weather play this year?
The game been played in the town since 1667 and is back again for Shrove Tuesday (February 25) and it’s safe to say it could be a wet and cold one.
The Shrovetide game has had its fair share of bad weather of the years.
In 2013, the town of Ashbourne was covered in the blanket of snow, but a bit of bad weather doesn’t usually put off players.
This year it looks like a damp and cold one.
Wrap up warm for Tuesday, as the temperature for the first day of Shrovetide is around 5 degrees, maximum according to The Met Office.
It also says rain will be on the way from around 1pm onwards.
Also, snow could fall around 8pm until the early hours of Wednesday morning (February, 26).
Wednesday will be very similar to Tuesday, with temperatures reaching a high of only 5 degrees and it will start to get colder at around 10pm.
Rain is predicted for most of the morning and midday, but it should stop at around 6pm.
If you are attending Shrovetide in Ashborne this year, make sure to wrap up warm.