Original article from Kent Live
Kent's weather has been grim, unpredictable, and very typically English heading into the end of June.
However, a grain of hope is on the horizon, as warmer, clearer weather looks set to return later this week, as July approaches.
The Met Office has predicted highs in the low 20s for the end of the week, coupled with patches of sunshine and clearer skies – meaning that even though it's not quite a heatwave, the weather should be decidedly more summery.
Detailed weather maps also show exactly when these temperatures will arrive – and more importantly, when we'll be in the clear from Kent's dismal recent rainfall.
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The warmest patches this week look set for around 3pm on Friday (July 2), with highs of between 22-24C according to WXCharts, though these will be confined to the north west region of Kent.
Thursday (July 1) also looks set to be clear of rain according to the Met Office – but not before a mixed Tuesday and dismal Wednesday which will see highs of just 15C, and a high chance of rain through the afternoon.
Forecaster Alex Deakin said: “Tuesday’s weather will be pretty similar to Monday’s in that it’s another north-south split with much of the northern part of the country dry and fine with some summer sunshine.
“Further south cloudier and there will be a few lively showers around as well.”
Looking at Tuesday, Mr Deakin added: “Some showery rain for Wales and possibly along the south coast as well but that should all tend to fizzle out and bar the odd shower here and there many places will be dry by the afternoon but again the risk of one or two heavy showers across the far south late in the day.”
Five day forecast for Kent
Often cloudy with a few outbreaks of showery rain through the morning. The odd brighter spell is likely during the afternoon, but more widespread showers probably developing by evening.
Feeling rather cool in the east. Maximum temperature 20C.
Showers continuing on-and-off overnight. Low cloud becoming rather extensive, especially north of London where it may be thick enough to give the odd spot of drizzle.
Feeling rather mild. Minimum temperature 11C.
A dull start for many with a mix of showery rain and patchy drizzle.
Rain slowly easing from most parts into the afternoon, and some bright or sunny spells developing. Maximum temperature 17C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Generally cloudy starts on Thursday and Friday with warm afternoon sunny spells and a few showers.
Fresher on Saturday with extensive cloud and showers or longer periods of rain.