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Kent hotter than Crete this weekend as heatwave approaches

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The south coast is set to be bathed in warmth this weekend, as forecasters have the temperature pegged to be hotter than parts of the Mediterranean.

Sunny spells and positively 'tropical' highs of 15C have been predicted for the UK this weekend, whilst the Greek island of Crete will see rain and highs of 13C.

This is ahead of a projected heatwave over the May bank holiday, that meteorologists have speculated could soar as high as 32C.

With that to look forward to, this weekend is little more than a warm-up with such a scorching start to May on the cards.

Weather experts believe a climate pattern often referred to as La Nina is behind the sudden surge.

The hot weather will be welcome to Brits across the south coast, as we endured the coldest start to April since 2013, with average temperatures more than two degrees lower than their usual levels.

This coincides with easing lockdown restrictions that have seen the public return to outdoor spaces like pub gardens, and if all goes to plan, even more of the UK is set to reopen on May 17.

Blue skies are set to stay for most of the UK, though a few scattered showers might glance the southeast midweek.

Cooler temperatures further north will thankfully be avoided by Kent and Sussex however, as the home counties bathe in spring sun.

Forecast for Kent

Today

The morning got off to a chilly start with hazy sunshine for most, perhaps some patchy low cloud.

The east will be slightly cooler than the west, but should still enjoy bright sunshine and clear skies.

Tonight

A touch of frost set to creep in during the early hours with skies staying mostly clear.

A cold, dry night for most.

Sunday

Breezy and fine with bursts of sunshine for most though not quite as warm as Friday and Saturday for most of England.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday

Staying fine in the south and a little cloudier in the east, but turning more unsettled elsewhere with scattered showers spreading southeast.

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