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How hot your Kent town will get this week as heatwave continues

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We've been enjoying a glorious spell of sunny weather since the bank holiday.

And the good news is that Kent is still expected to be bathed in sunshine as the heatwave continues this week.

The May bank holiday weekend saw temperatures reach as high as 29C during a 'mini-heatwave', and the county is set for more high temperatures during the rest of this week.

With national coronavirus restrictions easing last month, the weather offers the perfect opportunity for families and friends to meet outside.

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Many pub gardens across Kent were also full over the bank holiday weekend, with customers soaking up the sun while catching up with friends and family.

And with the heatwave set to last throughout this week there's no need to pack away the sunglasses and SPF just yet.

Here's a run-down of what each Kent town can expect for the rest of this week.

Ashford

Today (June 2) will be Ashford's hottest day with highs of 26C, however the majority of the week will remain sunny.

Thursday will see highs of 23C, with the rest of the week due highs of 20C.

Friday is expected to be rather cloudy, with a chance of rain in the afternoon.

Canterbury

Apparently the ground of the Canterbury Cathedral was a no go zone for my new scooter

Canterbury will see highs of 25C today, followed by highs of 24C tomorrow.

The rest of the week will mainly remain sunny, however, like Ashford, rainfall is expected on Friday.

The weekend, however, is set to be clear and sunny with highs of 20C.

Chatham

With highs of 22C today, Chatham's hottest day is the week is set to come on Thursday with highs of 24C.

While Friday is expected to be cloudy, there is no rain forecast.

Saturday will see highs of 20C, while Sunday will be slightly cloudy but also warmer with highs of 21C.

Dartford

Today is forecast to be Dartford's hottest day of the week, with highs of 25C.

Thursday will see highs of 24C. While Friday is set to be cloudy, there is no rain forecast.

The weekend also looks warm, with both Saturday and Sunday set to reach highs of 22C.

Dover

St Margaret's Bay, where mobile phone signals think you're in France

Dover's week ahead looks slightly colder on the weather front.

Today will see highs of 22C, but the rest of the week sees temperatures fall.

There is chance of rainfall on Friday morning and afternoon, and both Saturday and Sunday are set to reach highs of 19C.

Folkestone

Like Dover, Folkestone's temperatures look set to fall towards the end of this week.

Today sees highs of 23C, before the temperature drops to 19C on Thursday and Friday.

The weekend is forecast to reach highs of 18C, however no rainfall is expected.

Gillingham

Today and Thursday look rather consistent in Gillingham, with highs of 24C.

Temperatures drop slightly towards the end of the week, but stay at 20C with no signs of rainfall.

The week will end with a warmer day on Sunday, with highs of 21C.

Gravesend

Gravesend will bask in highs of 24C both today and Thursday.

Friday looks set to be partly cloudy but dry, with highs of 20C.

The weekend is also forecast as partly cloudy, but temperatures could reach 21C.

Maidstone

Maidstone will enjoy its hottest day of the week today, with highs of 27C.

Despite a drop in temperature for the rest of the week, it will still remain warm.

The weekend could reach highs of 22C.

Margate

Thursday is set to be Margate's warmest day of the week, with highs of 23C.

Friday could see some rainfall in the afternoon, but the rest of the week is set to remain dry.

The weekend will be slightly cooler, however, with highs of 18C.

Ramsgate

Ramsgate looks set to be one of the coldest areas in Kent this week.

Thursday is due to be the warmest day of the week, with highs of 20C, before rainfall is forecast on Friday along with highs of 17C.

Both Saturday and Sunday are set to reach highs of just 16C.

Tunbridge Wells

The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells' warmest day is today with highs of 25C.

The rest of the week looks to be rather consistent, with Thursday and the weekend forecast for highs of 21C.

Friday is due to be the coldest day with highs of 19C, but no rain is forecast.

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Sevenoaks

Despite forecast rainfall on Friday, Sevenoaks looks set for a rather warm week.

Today will reach highs of 25C, while Thursday could reach 22C.

The weekend is expected to remain dry, with sunshine due on Saturday and cloudy conditions due on Sunday.

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