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Temperatures in Dover to hit 25C before thunderstorms hit

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Original article from Kent Live

Temperatures are predicted to soar in Dover today (June 16) before thunderstorms set in.

Forecasters are predicting a scorcher with the mercury hitting 25C by late afternoon.

But the Met Office has put a yellow weather warning in place across the country for the next four days.

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According to the BBC, they could arrive in Dover as soon as midnight tonight.

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The BBC's weather service is predicting rain from around 10pm today (June 16).

Thursday is due to be fairly bright, with temperatures more than 20C.

The BBC's forecast for Dover

But they are set to drop to highs of just 16C in Dover on Friday (June 18) according to the Met Office – a full 9C down on the highs expected today.

The Met Office's forecast for Dover

From Friday (June 18), several days of rain and lower temperatures are in store.

Even when the weather warning ends on Saturday (June 19) , two days of light rain are predicted for Sunday (June 20) and Monday (June 21).

In fact, temperatures aren't predicted to reach 20C again for a while – until Saturday June 26.

In the shorter term, the Met Office says some places are likely to see thunderstorms later Wednesday through to Friday with the potential for travel disruption and flooding.

The official forecasters outlook starting tonight says: "A dry start this evening, remaining warm.

"Thundery showers with hail and gusty winds pushing north across southern England before midnight. Showers locally torrential in places. Minimum temperature 17 °C.

And on Thursday: "The heavy thundery showers will clear by mid-morning. Becoming mainly dry with sunny spells away from the west. Very warm, locally hot. Maximum temperature 28 °C.

For Friday to Sunday: "Further bands of heavy thundery showers will move northwards at times during Friday and Sunday, but with dry and occasionally sunny periods on Saturday afternoon and later on Sunday."

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