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Mini-heatwave to hit Kent before rest of UK with 24C highs

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Original article from Kent Live

A wet, windy and cold spring is finally drawing to a close, with Kent expected to bask in some long-awaited warm weather as early as next week.

Though it will eventually spread to the whole UK, Kent will be one of the first parts of the country to be blessed with some weather befitting summer, let alone spring.

The mini-heatwave could see temperatures hit the mid-twenties in the first few days of June, Birmingham Live reports.

This precedes the 16 day heatwave that forecasters have predicted to come later next month, from around June 15 until July, meaning that it's no flash in the pan.

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This will be a welcome relief after storms, gale-force winds and positively wintry temperatures have carried over from one of the coldest Aprils of the last decade.

Today though, forecasters predict yet more 'heavy showers' and cold temperatures that will blanket many parts of the country.

The Weather Outlook's forecast for June 1

The Met Office’s Sarah Kent said: “It will be an unsettled start to this week with heavy, thundery showers.

“But the weekend is going to be much better."

Annie Shuttleworth, a meteorologist with Met Office, added: "The most likely scenario at the moment is looking like predominantly dry weather, at quite a contrast to what we've seen with the wet weather in May, so that would be an improvement.

"We're hoping by the end of May we will have much drier and settled weather across the UK."

It comes after what could be one of the wettest Mays on record, beating the current record of 131.7mm of rain in 1967.

Here is the detailed forecast for the next few days, leading into June.

Today

A rather cloudy day, although some bright or sunny spells are expected. Staying dry for most, however isolated showers are possible, mainly during the afternoon. Breezy. Maximum temperature 16 °C.

Tonight

Any showers soon easing with clear spells developing. Some thicker cloud could spread south during the early hours of Wednesday, but likely staying dry. Feeling chilly. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Wednesday

A fine start, with bright or sunny spells expected. Cloud will gradually thicken through the day, but likely staying dry. Still rather breezy along the south coast. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

A mostly fine, dry period, with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells. Warmer temperatures than recent days, but still some chilly nights.

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