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How likely snow is to hit your Kent town over Easter weekend

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Original article from Kent Live

Any plans for an Easter weekend spent sunbathing and topping up the tan have been scrapped.

A cold snap has descended on the UK with bitterly cold temperatures bringing with it a high risk of snow.

Every part of Kent looks set to see some snow, sleet or hail on Easter Monday (April 5) as we get one final arctic blast this winter.

The alarming change in weather comes a week after Kent saw temperatures rocket to a high of 22C.

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Sadly, temperatures will struggle to get into double digits all weekend with lows of 2C for rural areas later in the evening and early in the morning.

While significant snowfall is not expected we could still see a number of hours of snow in the county.

Weather forecasters Netweather have detailed when each Kent area is most likely to see snow over the long weekend.

Sittingbourne retail park in the snow on Thursday (February 11)

All towns in Kent look likely to get some snowfall with storms also a possibility for some of us.

Kent has been hit particularly hard by snow in 2021 with significant accumulations building up in early February this year when the ‘Beast from the East 2’ struck the county.

What will these next few days bring? See the outlook below.

Will it snow in my Kent town this Easter?

The picture across Kent on Monday afternoon

Canterbury: There is a 95 per cent chance of snow from 1pm to 4pm on Easter Monday (April 5), falling to an 86 per cent chance between 10pm and 1am on Tuesday (April 6).

Dover: Dover looks most likely to see snow between 1pm and 4pm on Easter Monday with Netweather predicting a 90 per cent chance of snowfall. Later on that evening the risk turns to 86 per cent between 10pm and 1am.

Gravesend: On Easter Monday there is a 42 per cent risk of snow between 10am and 1pm in Gravesend, rising to a 72 per cent risk between 10pm and 1am later that evening.

Sevenoaks: Sleet is forecast to fall in Sevenoaks between 7am and 10 before a 95 per cent snow risk between 10am and 1pm and later on in the evening between 10pm and 1am.

Dartford: There is a 40 per cent snow risk between 7am and 10am which later rises to a 95 per cent snow risk between 10am and 1pm on Easter Monday. Later on in the day there is a 95 per cent snow risk between 10pm and 1am.

Tunbridge Wells: The town is most likely to see snowfall between 10am and 1pm on Easter Monday when there is a 95 per cent risk. Later on in the day there is a 90 per cent risk of snow between 10pm and 1am when there’s also a 30 per cent storm risk.

Thanet: A 13 per cent chance of snow between 7am and 10am rises to a 95 per cent risk of snow between 1pm and 4pm on Monday (April 5). Later on in the evening the risk falls slightly to 86 per cent between 10pm and 1am.

Medway: There is a 40 per cent chance of snow between 7am and 10am rising to over 90 per cent between 10am and 4pm on Easter Monday. Later in the evening, there is a risk of 86 per cent between 10pm and 1am.

Ashford: There is a 20 per cent chance of snow between 7am and 10am on Easter Monday, rising to 80 per cent between 1pm and 4pm and 95 per cent between 10pm and 1am on Tuesday (April 6)

Met Office Outlook for Kent

Saturday

Saturday will be another colder than average day.

Mainly dry with variable cloud amounts and some bright spells. Winds increasing for a time but tending to decrease later. Maximum temperature 11C.

Sunday to Tuesday

Sunday notably milder with sunny spells. Winds freshening.

Overnight rain and showers with strong winds. Monday and Tuesday much colder with wintry showers and coastal gales.

Snow possible in places.

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