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7 days of thunderstorms and heavy rain set to batter Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

Kent will be battered with a week of thunderstorms and heavy rain from today (May 10).

The volatile forecast comes after the county enjoyed the warmest day since March 31.

This week is set to bring "torrential downpours" to parts of Kent, alongside hail and thunderstorms.

On Sunday (May 9) the county faced its warmest day in weeks, with temperatures reaching 20C.

In many parts however this was book-ended by storms in the morning and evening.

And it seems the warm weather of the weekend is set to be washed away this week, according to the Mirror.

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The Met Office confirmed the news in a tweet, saying: "It's been the warmest day since 31 March as temperatures climbed into the low 20s in the southeast this afternoon."

But the balmy Sunday is likely to be something of a one-off, with Monday likely to bring some more dry weather to Kent, but elsewhere localised heavy and scattered showers will predominate.

Temperatures will drop slightly as the week goes on with a ground frost possible on Tuesday.

As well as the lower average temperatures the county will have to endure long spells of rain.

And the thundery showers remain a feature of the forecast as the week goes on with southern areas especially badly affected on Wednesday into Thursday.

The cool and wet weather comes ahead of lockdown rules looking likely to be further eased on May 17.

Thankfully we will be less reliant on sunny weather and beer gardens from that date, with pubs reopening indoors, with sleepovers and hugs set to be permitted again.

Kent's forecast from the Met Office

The Met Office chart shows there will be regular showers from today

Today

Early rain clearing from eastern England, but then moving north towards the Northern Isles later.

Elsewhere, breezy with sunny spells and scattered showers, these locally heavy with hail and thunder, but many south-eastern parts of England mostly dry later.

Tonight

Showers continuing in the west, with some longer spells of rain in the north.

Turning chilly inland, perhaps with a rural ground frost in central and eastern areas.

Tuesday

Another day of sunshine and showers, again heavy with a risk of hail and thunder, although cloudier and windier for a time in the south-west with longer outbreaks of rain.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday

Unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and showers.

Showers heavy at times with a risk of thunder. Heavy rain possible in the southwest overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

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