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New weather maps show 20C warm blast to hit Kent within days

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Original article from Kent Live

New weather maps are showing a warm blast from Europe that is due to hit Kent this weekend.

A second spell from an "impressive" looking 20C air front spanning 300 miles is also heading this direction next week, according to the Weather Outlook.

Britain's official forecaster the Met Office agrees, predicting temperature to hit highs of 19C this Sunday (May 9) in our county town of Maidstone.

Brian Gaze shared maps showing shades of red and orange hot air swirling across Northern Europe and heading towards south east England on Tuesday (May 11).

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But before then, warmer weather is predicted as early as this Sunday (May 9) in Kent.

The 19C predicted by the Met Office represents a rise of some 15C in a matter of days, when compared against the lows of 4C expected today (May 6).

The Met Office's outlook for this Sunday (May 9)

The maps from WXCHARTS that back the prediction up show that we are set to be one of the lucky ones, with warmer temperatures only hitting the eastern edge of the country in the likes of London, Norwich and Kent.

The new maps also suggested temperatures of 20C could sweep over northern and western regions of Europe on the same day, potentially sending the hot air towards Britain too.

Brian wrote on Twitter: "Impressive air mass temperature gradient west to east.

"More than 20C over about 300 miles."

The huge front of warm air that looks to be heading towards the south east on May 11

The BBC's weather forecast for next week also predicted temperatures rising next week due to high pressure sweeping into the UK.

The forecast between Monday, May 10 and Sunday, May 16, said: "The second full week of May should begin to bring about a gradual change in the weather.

"The southern half of the country should trend drier through the week.

"As the high builds in from the south, northwest or north winds will develop on the northern edge of it, and this will continue to feed a polar air mass into the UK.

"Temperatures will still be below normal for the time of year, continuing from a very cold April.

"However, as the high gets a bit closer to us the northerly winds will shift and weaken, and the polar air will instead be sent into Scandinavia, where we anticipate a low pressure system to be brewing.

"This will allow temperatures to moderate and drift nearer to normal, but probably not above average."

The Met Office added the south east is expected to see "warmer conditions" next week.

Their forecast between Sunday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 18, said: "Temperatures nearer average, with a chance of warmer conditions in the south east."

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