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Kent set for 17C mini heatwave as beer gardens get warm weather boost

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Original article from Kent Live

Temperatures in Kent are set to hit the high teens in the next ten days as people continue to make the most of socialising outdoors for the first time in months.

The Met Office's long range forecast, covering the period after this weekend, predicts "plenty of dry and bright weather".

Accuweather meanwhile estimates temperatures in our county town of Maidstone could hit 16C and 17C in the final week of April.

The Met Office's long range forecast, from April 18 to 27, predicts: "It looks as though settled conditions will become more widespread again, with plenty of dry and bright weather.

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"If any further outbreaks of rain do occur, they will most likely affect northwestern areas.

"Temperatures will probably be close to average for the time of year, with clearer skies causing warm temperatures by day but allowing temperatures to drop overnight, meaning frost is still possible and that mist and fog formation is likely, especially in the south."

The bad news is that the chilly weather looks set to stay put in the immediate future.

Accuweather says temperatures in Kent won't get much above 10C during the first weekend of pubs reopening, as an arctic blast lingers longer than expected.

However the 15C mark should be met by Tuesday, with dry and bright weather predicted for most of the rest of the month.

Temperatures are set to reach as high as 17C in the final days of April.

It comes after pubs and restaurants were allowed to serve people food and drink outdoors from Monday (April 12).

Punters have initially been met with chilly conditions, at times close to freezing, but weather experts predict temperatures to pick up soon.

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