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Met Office says heavy thunderstorms will interrupt Kent’s heatwave

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Original article from Kent Live

Kent is set to be battered by thunderstorms over the coming days.

Wednesday (June 2) is forecast to be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures just falling below 30 degrees, but one which will also bring poor weather conditions to the county.

This follows the 'mini-heatwave' which has bathed Kent in sunshine since the May bank holiday weekend.

While temperatures could reach as high as 29 degrees, lightning, hail and heavy rain could batter parts of the UK on Wednesday evening, as the Mirror reports.

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The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for affected areas, although these are in the south-west of England.

Alex Burkill, Met Office meteorologist, said: "The thunderstorms could bring lots of lightning, some hail, as well as some heavy rain, and with the half term there is an increased number of tourists in this area.

"The thunderstorms do then push north-eastwards into the Midlands and across more of Wales, but they also ease and break up, so these places will see some showers but they won't be as intense."

Met Office forecast for Kent


Dry, sunny and turns very warm.

Sunshine to become hazier throughout afternoon. Risk of heavy isolated thunderstorms late afternoon into early evening. Maximum temperature of 29C.


Dry in most parts but further heavy isolated thunderstorms are possible overnight.

Mist and fog expected at dawn. Maximum temperature of 9C.


Mist and fog expected at dawn is set to clear for a sunny morning.

Further risk of isolated thundery showers developing in afternoon. Maximum temperature of 28C.

Friday and weekend

Frequent thundery showers on Friday.

Saturday and Sunday expected to be dry, with long sunny spells and light winds.

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