Original article from Kent Live
It feels like spring is finally in the air, though we're now just weeks away from summer.
Dreary conditions have plagued us since the lockdown easing in April, with rain all too regularly affecting our return to outdoor drinking and eating.
But don't panic any further, as our fortunes are set to change from this weekend.
UK forecasters predict highs in the mid-20s in time for the three-day weekend and the sunnier skies will begin to take hold from today (May 26).
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Kent won't quite experience temperatures this high, but we are set to enjoy temperatures of at least 20C throughout the weekend across the county.
The sunniest regions in the south east of England will bask in relative highs of 23 C this weekend, with Monday set to see the best of the warmer weather.
Tomorrow will bring 20C temperatures to Dartford, with the mercury expected to remain consistent for a while afterwards.
In its forecast for Wednesday the Met Office says some areas in the UK will be hit by more showers today, but this will begin to ease and the temperatures will start to feel warmer.
Forecaster Clare Nasir said: "Through Wednesday morning a bit of a split with our weather. That cold northerly feeding in cloud, showery bursts of rain.
"More persistent rain for border regions, Northumberland, further west, Northern Ireland, western Scotland doing very well with some brighter weather.
"Ahead of it it we will see some sunshine for the north midlands and Wales."
She added that showers will break out in the midlands and across the south east in the morning.
It comes after a washout month saw an above-average amount of rainfall for the country.
The Met Office said that up to Saturday the country had seen an average of 109.3mm of rainfall – 157 percent of the average for the usually dry and sunny month.
This makes it the 10th wettest on record, days still to go before June.