Original article from Kent Live
Kent is set to bake in a sub-tropical blast as temperatures look to finally rise at the end of May.
Weather forecaster, Netweather, has predicted warm air from the Atlantic will bring the much-needed heatwave.
Meanwhile the Express reports temperatures could soar as soon as next week (May 23).
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Brian Gaze, a forecaster at Weather Outlook, predicted warmer temperatures by the end of the month.
He said: "Early on a drier and more settled spell may develop for several days.
"In the south it could become quite warm.
"Later on a transition back to more changeable weather is favoured.
"Rain amounts and temperatures become close to the norm for the second half of May.
"Therefore, some warm or even very warm days are possible.
"However, there isn't a signal for more generally settled conditions."
The BBC's long-range forecast between Sunday, May 23, and Sunday, June 6, added warm air from the sub-tropical Atlantic could cause temperatures to soar from next week.
The forecast said: "There's potential for some warmer air from the sub-tropical Atlantic to reach southern areas for a few days too, bringing temperatures briefly above average.
"Confidence is medium for next week, mainly due to the low pressure system around midweek.
"We have high confidence it will be a cooler, wetter than normal week for most mixed with some sunny spells in the afternoons.
"The main risk for the forecast is that high pressure in Russia shifts too far west and reaches Poland or Germany.
"This would send warmer air into the UK from the south, and while it would still be wet it would also be much warmer with temperature a few degrees above average.
"There is perhaps a 30 percent chance of this developing."