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Met Office warns of thunder and heavy rain in Kent over the coming days

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The reopening of indoor hospitality couldn’t have come at a better time for pubs and restaurants.

Latest weather forecasts by the Met Office have warned that Kent will be in for a wet and thundery week as summer shows no signs of arriving.

Heavy and thundery showers are forecast for Kent for much of the week with temperatures struggling to get above 14 degrees.

It’s been a colder than average start to Spring with temperatures below average for this time of year.

After five weeks of sitting outside in coats and waterproof jackets, those heading out for a drink and a bite will be relieved to not have to worry about the weather.

The Met Office forecast showers for everyday this week, although some in the county might get lucky and avoid some of the worst of the weather.

More thunderstorms are in the forecast for Kent

Overnight on Wednesday (May 19), temperatures will fall to single digits in parts of the county.

Temperatures will fall as low as six or seven degrees for many of us.

On Tuesday, the Met Office have forecast scattered showers in the afternoon ‘possible heavy and thundery’

Below you can find the full MetOffice forecast for this week.

Met Office forecast for this week

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers gradually easing through the evening, with most parts becoming dry after midnight. With light winds, a few mist or fog patches are possible by dawn, especially over hills where it will be rather cool. Minimum temperature 6 °C.

Tuesday:

Some bright or sunny spells, but with scattered showers across the region by afternoon. Showers again, possibly heavy and thundery, but tending to ease during the evening. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunshine and locally heavy showers on Wednesday. Much of Thursday dry and bright, but wind and rain by evening. Windy on Friday with showers or some longer spells of rain.

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