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BBC forecasts rain and thunderstorms for four days running in Kent

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The BBC's weather service is forecasting rain and thunderstorms for the next four days in Kent.

It comes after predictions that we could be in for several heatwaves in July.

But the end of June looks far less promising.

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According to the BBC's predictions, the heavens will open this evening (Sunday, June 27).

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Then it won't be until Thursday (July 1) that we finally have a prolonged period of warmer, settled conditions.

The outlook for the region today says: "This afternoon, showery outbreaks of rain will push in from the south.

"Rain will be locally heavy in places, and the odd rumble of thunder is likely.

"A moderate north-easterly breeze."

According to the forecast for our county town of Maidstone, the heaviest rain is likely to start around 6pm.

The BBC's current forecast for Maidstone

Thunderstorms are likely to kick in between 7pm and 9pm.

The outlook for tonight says: "Spells of rain will persist throughout, these heavy for some but becoming less frequent and intense towards dawn.

"Heavy bursts of rain will continue to bring the risk of thunder."

On Monday (June 28), the BBC says there's a good chance of rain throughout the first half of the day, clearing from around 3pm.

But then the rain looks likely to return again at some point overnight and into Tuesday (June 29).

The BBC is predicting the chance of rain to be above 20 per cent for every hour throughout Tuesday, finally dropping below that around lunchtime on Wednesday (June 30).

The good news is that things look likely to clear up from there.

The BBC has temperatures in Maidstone reaching close to the mid-20s by the weekend.

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