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Kent set for 27C heatwave as warm spell to last all week

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Original article from Kent Live

Kent will continue to be bathed in sun and heat as June kicks off with a mini-heatwave.

The May bank holiday weekend saw a long-awaited return to blue skies and sun after a miserable May and one of the coldest Aprils of the last decade.

Luckily for Kent, the weekend's heat wasn't just a flash in the pan, as temperatures are set to hold out for the rest of the week, hitting new yearly highs.

This doesn't come without some consequences, as forecasters at the Met Office have predicted a persistent threat of heavy showers, but temperatures will remain high during the day.

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Oddly, it was Scotland that topped the temperature tables on Monday afternoon with Kinloss recording 24.6C, making it the warmest day of the year so far.

It beat the previous high for 2021, which was set on March 30 at Kew Gardens in south west London when the mercury soared to 24.5C.

But with highs predicted of 26C on June 1, potentially rising to 27C on June 2, these records could be smashed very quickly.

Kent is set to bathe in some true summer heat this week.

A Met Office forecaster said: "Tuesday is set to be a fine and dry day with some strong sunshine and with most areas just a little warmer than on Monday."

Wednesday is predicted to see more unsettled conditions with some thunderstorms, but still sunny and warm in most parts.

Met Office forecast for Kent

Today

A dry, fine and sunny morning for much of the region, Staying dry with long periods of sunshine through the afternoon.

Warm, but cooler on the coast during the afternoon in a developing onshore breeze. Maximum temperature 26C.

Tonight

A dry evening with plenty of clear periods. Staying dry and clear through the early hours, with generally light winds as the onshore breeze eases. Minimum temperature 12C.

Wednesday

A warm, dry and sunny morning on Wednesday. Sunshine becoming a little hazier during the afternoon with a risk of heavy showers during the evening. Maximum temperature 27C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

Band of showers clearing north on Thursday and weakening.

Mainly dry but generally hazy sunshine Friday, but with a low risk of heavy showers. Mainly dry and warm on Saturday.

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