Original article from Kent Live
Kent is set for a three-day 23C heat blast later this month, according to long range forecasters.
In the immediate future some experts say our area faces a prolonged spell of wet weather, with the possibility of seven days in a row of thunderstorms and torrential rain.
But new maps from forecasters at NetWeather also predict a prolonged spell of warmer weather within the next fortnight.
According to their charts, the mercury is forecast to smash through the 20C barrier across the whole length of the country on May 23.
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The South East of England more specifically is expected to peak at a pleasant 22C.
After this date, plumes of warm air will push in from Europe, say forecasters.
This will turn up the dial on thermometers into Monday, May 24.
Temperatures will rise further to highs of 23C in the far south of England, including parts of Kent.
Elsewhere, the mercury is expected to remain in the high-teens and low 20Cs.
Then an area of high pressure is set to remain over large areas of Britain for a third successive day on Tuesday, May 25.
Netweather says that warm air and sunshine will continue to engulf much of the country.
Their maps show 23C forecast once again in the south and low 20Cs and high-teens expected elsewhere.
Meanwhile the Met Office's long range outlook is more cautious. Although it does predict temperatures to rise to closer to average for this time of year.
The forecast covering the fortnight from May 24 says: "Typical spring weather patterns are most probable, with a mixture of sunny spells and showers for most parts of the UK, especially at first.
"Overall, the driest and most settled conditions are most probable in the south, with the north generally more unsettled as longer spells of rain and strong winds arrive from the Atlantic at times.
"Temperatures likely to be around average."