Original article from Kent Live
The May bank holiday was nothing short of a wet, cold, miserable disappointment, with gale-force winds and heavy showers welcoming in the new month.
After a hot March, April recorded some of the coldest average low temperatures on record, in spite of some clear and fine weather.
The false-start of a hot kick in March has, if anything, made the chillier weather of recent even more unpleasant.
But following months of turbulent and unpredictable conditions, it comes as no surprise that the summer might be just as hard to gauge.
However, long range predictions might be able to provide something to look forward to.
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After all, having spent too many evenings sitting outside in the cold, we all deserve a prolonged period of hot sunshine.
Temperatures are set to rise into the mid-teens towards the end of May – but the warmer temperatures could also come with some wetter weather.
The real summer weather is still a fair way away, but it’s forecast to arrive with a bang just in time for the final stage of the roadmap out of lockdown.
People will finally be able to make the most of their post lockdown freedoms, with several weeks of unbroken mid 20C temperatures forecast from late June.
The summery conditions are set to bring highs of 25C in some areas of Kent, according to AccuWeather.
This hot spell looks to last a full fortnight, meaning there will be no better time to get on the pub crawls and beach trips that have been abandoned because of Coronavirus.
While it is difficult to accurately predict the weather months in advance, temperatures are not currently forecast to drop off until September.
South East five-day forecast
A chilly start, but generally dry and bright.
However, patchy cloud will increase through the morning, bringing scattered showers, some of which will be heavy. Maximum temperature 13C.
Showers dying out this evening to leave a dry night with largely clear skies.
It will be cold, and a patchy frost is likely to form by dawn. Minimum temperature 2C.
Another chilly but bright start on Friday. Patchy cloud will develop in the afternoon, bringing a few showers, most likely across the north and east of the region. Maximum temperature 15C.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday
Windy Saturday with persistent rain, clearing northwards during the afternoon.
Warm with sunny spells Sunday, but showers possible later. Cooler Monday with sunny spells but showers developing in the afternoon.