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Bank Holiday Monday to be ‘hottest day of the year’ with 23C heat predicted

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Original article from Kent Live

After what's already been a warm and sunny long weekend, Kent is getting even hotter on the Bank Holiday tomorrow (May 31).

The month so far has been grey, miserable and rainy but things have finally looked up this weekend, with people heading out to make the most of the good weather and the extra day off work.

It's only getting better tomorrow on the Spring Bank Holiday, as forecasters predict it will be the hottest day of the year so far.

According to The Mirror, the mercury is set to reach 25C tomorrow in parts of the UK including nearby London, meaning it would surpass the current high for 2021, which was 24.5C (76.1F) recorded in Kew Gardens on March 31.

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Here in Kent, BBC Weather is predicting highs of 22C in parts of the county like Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, making it one of the hottest days of the year the county has seen so far.

Those in Dartford are lucky enough to have temperatures reach 23C on the Bank Holiday tomorrow.

Meanwhile the likes of Ashford will experience highs of 21C tomorrow while areas like Canterbury, Ramsgate and Sandwich will see 20C.

It will be a little more chilly on the coast, with areas like Margate seeing 19C temperatures.

It's a welcome change from the miserable weather we've seen so far this month, with the Met Office's provisional stats showing the UK has already had its fourth wettest May on record with an average of 199mm falling.

Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin told The Mirror: "Sunglasses, sunhat and sun screen definitely required this weekend. Finally, some warm sunshine on offer this May after what has been a very, very chilly month."

Forecaster Matthew Box also said: "Given that we have had a reasonably cold and then a wet couple of months through spring, with April being cold and May being wet and cloudy and generally on the cool side too, we've got a sunny end to May."

The BBC Weather outlook for tomorrow also promises a warm and dry day.

It says: "Tomorrow, areas of mist and fog will again clear to leave another dry, warm and sunny day.

"Patchy cloud will develop in places during the afternoon, but it is expected to remain dry."

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