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Met Office has its say on 32C bank holiday heatwave set for Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

The Met Office has had its say on the sweltering heatwave some forecasters are predicting for Kent.

Warm weather is looking increasingly likely to hit over the May bank holiday, according to several forecasts.

Though May 3 might end up slightly cooler than the positively tropical 32 degrees touted earlier this week, Kent still has a mini-heatwave on the horizon.

April will remain clear and mostly according to Jim Dale, a meteorologist at British Weather Services, though cold spells and the occasional downpour are on the cards.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Dale speculated that: "The dry weather will hold until the end of the month with drought-like conditions.

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"It will be pleasant enough with sunshine.

"But at the end of April and start of May, there will be wetter weather due to an Atlantic weather system."

Though Met Office estimates do indicate some wetter weather for the end of April, Kent looks to be one of the few regions that might escape unscathed.

Forecasts for the May Bank Holiday are a little more pessimistic than estimates from earlier this week, but highs of 19 degrees are still on the cards.

The long-range forecast said: "A settled regime will likely be in place across much of the country at first with high pressure likely to be centred to the west or northwest of the UK during this time.

"However, there is the threat of some rain and a few showers in the North and East.

"Temperatures become quite uncertain depending on where the high resides, particularly in the east where temperatures are likely to struggle above average.

"Warmer days are most likely to be further inland towards the south and west."

However, the Met Office wasn't entirely definitive on the warmer, dryer end of the weather being certain to come to Kent.

"There's a small chance more unsettled conditions with heavier showers could move up from the south to impact southern areas.

"There are the continued threats of rural frost and patchy fog where winds fall light."

After a positively arctic April, there isn't much more we can do than sit and hope we are blessed by a warm snap to take us in to next month.

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