Original article from Kent Live
Kent will be lashed by a 'June Monsoon' this week, before a six-day heatwave swings the weather in the opposite direction, according to new forecasts.
Kent endured torrential rain beginning on the evening of June 16, continuing into the early hours of June 17, as the first heatwave of summer came to a dismal end.
The weather isn't set to get much better in Kent this week – as temperatures may dip into single figures in the early hours of Thursday, whilst daytime temperatures will still struggle to creep over 20C.
This is a lot better than the outlook for other areas of the country however – as some may even see patches of frost, reports The Mirror.
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Rain is expected heading into the weekend, with Saturday having the potential to be especially wet.
However, the outlook from the Met Office was decidedly rosier looking further down the line, as temperatures could spike by just as much as they've dropped off over the last fortnight.
Temperatures are expected to shoot up by 11C in just seven days towards the end of June, with temperatures to climb even hotter in early July.
Some western regions are predicted to be hit by three inches of rain in the next two weeks while the East will see an inch in the same period.
On Twitter, the Met Office said temperatures were down by 15C compared to a week ago.
A post on the social media site read: "What a difference a week makes.
"Temperatures are around 15 degrees Celsius lower today in some southern parts of England than they were last Monday."
By the end of the month temperatures will once again climb, forecasters predict, with the first half of July seeing warmer temperatures than in recent days.
Temperatures could soar to 27C in the South East and London on July 6 as part of a six-day “heatwave”.
Netweather said of early July: “There is a signal for pressure to become relatively high to the east of the UK which may result in rather warmer weather establishing especially in the east of Britain, with winds blowing from the south or south west, and potential for thundery outbreaks.”
Forecast for Wednesday:
A chilly start in some rural areas, otherwise, it will be a fine and dry day with sunnier skies for many.
Feeling warmer than on Tuesday, with light winds. Maximum temperature 23 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Largely fine and dry on Thursday, before rain or showers move southeast overnight.
Further showers on Friday and Saturday, possibly heavy and thundery at times. Warm in the sunshine.