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‘European Monsoon’ forecast to hit Kent before the sun returns

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Kent is set to receive a battering as a 'June monsoon' sweeps across the UK.

The sun is due to return by the end of the week but before that the county has been forecast a miserable few days with plenty of rain and wind.

Temperatures could soon shoot up by as much as 11 degrees, with the warm weather expected to return in days.

READ MORE: The exact day unbroken sunshine will return to Kent

But before that, wet Atlantic winds are due to sweep across Kent, as the Mirror reports.

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Forecasters have revealed that a 'European Monsoon' is due to hit after the glorious weather that kickstarted summer at the start of June.

Four bursts of rain from the Atlantic are expected to hit, starting today (June 21) in the south before moving further north.

According to The Met Office, rainfall is forecast across Kent today with highs of around 14C.

Temperatures are then expected to climb throughout the week before a spell of unbroken sunshine is due at the weekend.

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “The 'European monsoon' is seeing westerly winds return, bringing rain, after being absent in warm and dry conditions which started summer.”

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “It's a June of two halves, with the second half very different from the first.

“More torrential downpours are likely, potentially causing flooding. Fresher Atlantic air means temperatures easing down.”

The Met Office has said: “The 'European Monsoon’ is an ill-defined phenomenon that applies to a return of westerly winds in June following a possible weakening in late spring.”

Met Office forecast for Kent

Today

Murky and cool with outbreaks of light rain throughout Monday, occasionally heavy across Kent at first.

The rain will ease and become patchy in the afternoon, especially in the east. Breezy along coastal areas. Highs of 15V.

Tonight

Remaining cloudy and breezy, any patchy light rain becoming slowly confined to the west.

Somewhat winder along coastal areas in Kent. Highs of 10C.

Tomorrow

A fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine in the west where feeling warm.

Breezy and slightly cloudier in the east, giving a cooler feel, particularly along coastal areas. Highs of 18C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday

Plenty of sunshine on Wednesday.

Becoming increasingly cloudy after a sunny start on Thursday, with afternoon showers. Cooler and cloudy on Friday, with outbreaks of mainly light rain.

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