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New weather maps show 23C heatwave just days away from Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

Several forecasters are predicting a spell of warm weather to arrive sooner than first thought.

Accuweather had predicted highs of 22C in Kent over several days starting on June 7.

But new weather maps produced by different forecasters now show temperatures as high as 23C arriving on June 1.

Brian Gaze, a forecaster a Weather Outlook, said temperatures are set to soar into the mid-twenties.

It follows weeks of downpours of rain throughout May.

But Mr Gaze has shared maps showing temperatures reaching scorching highs of 25C in London on Tuesday, June 1, as shades of hot air appeared to sweep over Britain from a southerly direction.

In Kent, the maps show things being slightly cooler at around 23C.

A weather map for Tuesday June 1

Mr Gaze wrote on Twitter: "A very long way off, but GFS12z finally turns up the thermostat!"

He added in his summer forecast that temperatures could soon be "warmer than average".

He said: "At this stage a warmer than average summer is still favoured, but due to cool conditions dominating in recent weeks the confidence in that outcome is lower than it was despite updates from the seasonal models.

The long range forecast shows hot air moving towards the UK

"Uncertainty about rainfall levels is high, although the latest updates to the seasonal models have increased the probability of it being drier than the average."

The BBC's long-range forecast between Monday, May 31, and Sunday, June, 13, also said high pressure in Europe could help briefly send some warm air towards the UK.

The Met Office's monthly forecast expected "warmer days" to arrive between Wednesday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 16.

The forecast said: "Confidence is low for this period, which is usual during spring and early summer.

"Current expectations are that conditions will be predominantly dry, especially across the south and east.

"Less settled interludes are still possible, however, especially in the northwest.

"There are indications that temperatures will likely start recovering, moving more towards typical temperatures for this time of year.

"Settled conditions are likely to keep nights cool, but produce some warmer days."

Net Weather also forecast "very warm summery days" at the start of June, although they said they could be again interrupted by spells of rain.

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