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Kent set for bank holiday ‘hot spike’ as temperatures soar above 30C

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Original article from Kent Live

Kent residents have a lot to look forward to this May bank holiday, as the coldest April since 2013 draws to a close.

Temperatures have already begun to rise, as forecasters predict a hot spell over the first weekend of May that could see temperatures soar as high as 32C.

Highs of 17C were recorded across the country yesterday as the last week's spell of high pressure has kept skies clear and the sun shining, though the weather has still been a little on the chilly side.

The hottest temperatures for the next week will largely hit the north east of the UK, temperatures will creep up to a more than acceptable 15C in the south east and Kent.

However, before we get there we might have to endure some scattered showers and breezy weather at the very tail end of the month.

The Met Office 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."

Weather maps show the subtropical front that will bring the heat to the May Bank Holiday, just before it reaches Britain.

"However, there is the threat of some rain and a few showers in the north and east, as well as the chance of some rain moving up from the south and affecting southern parts of the country later.

"Throughout this period, there is also a continued threat of rural frost and patchy fog where winds fall light."

The warm conditions will give way to a chilly evening tonight, but the Met Office said it will likely remain a little cooler in the east of England through Saturday.

The dry and sunny conditions are expected to persist on Sunday, but forecasters said England's east may have a little more cloud cover.

The weekend ahead will be clear but cool, ahead of temperatures rising towards the beginning of May.

The warm break comes after the UK saw the coldest start to April since 2013.

The Met Office said average temperatures were between 2-4C cooler than the average for the time of year between April 1 and April 18.

With such a cold start to spring, any kind of warm spell in the weather is more than welcome, even if we don't quite hit the huge highs predicted by British Weather Services earlier this week.

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