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Kent poised for weekend washout with hail, rain and thundery weather

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Kent is poised to hit highs of 25C today (July 2), as a blast of heat will collapse into torrential downpours over the weekend.

July has gotten off to a warm, if overcast start.

But the fair weather and comfortable temperatures won't last very long, as the forecast looks grim heading into July's first weekend.

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A continuation of the unsettled weather that closed out June after an early summer heatwave, there are some glimpses of hope further into the month – but the short range forecast doesn't bode well for Kent.


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Friday looks to be the last chance to enjoy some decent weather according to the Met Office, as forecaster Clare Nasir predicted decent conditions in the south.

She said: “For much of Wales down towards East Anglia as well as Midlands, central, southern England it’s a fine afternoon, perhaps a few showers reserved for Fenlands, Norfolk as well as Lincolnshire.

“In the sunshine temperatures coming in at 22C to 25C with some high UV levels.”

This is good news for Kent, as we look set to see the best of the sun whilst avoiding the scattered showers elsewhere in the south.

The weather though is likely to start turning overnight Friday for the south.

The start of July has some quite unstable weather on the way for Kent.

The met office said: "Areas of showery rain moving into the south and southwest overnight with some thunderstorms possible early Saturday."

Nasir is predicting showers and even hail.

“All change through the weekend, the air remains warm and humid but thickening cloud through Friday night will eventually bring showery rain," she said.

"This rain will slowly move up the country as we head through Saturday."

This will be a disappointment for England fans who have booked in to watch the Euro 2020 Quarter Final match against Ukraine – as those heading to big screens in Folkestone and Margate might get more than a little wet.

Nasir continues on the outlook for Sunday:

“These showers which will be slow moving eventually will bring with it the risk of thunder as well as hail and it remains unsettled into Sunday. "

It is set to be a washout for Sunday and the wet weather is likely to continue into next week.

The Met Office stated: "Showers developing widely on Sunday, some heavy and thundery and feeling humid.

"Rain into the south on Monday, then moving north through Tuesday. Becoming windy and fresher."

Met Office five-day forecast for Kent

Today:

Any early mist and fog will dissipate quickly, although some patches lingering near the south coast.

Sunny spells following and dry for most, although a few showers may develop in the north in the afternoon.

Feeling warm and rather humid. Maximum temperature 25C.

Tonight:

Dry for a time with some clear spells in the east, but cloud increasing as showery rain spreads from the west.

Some heavier bursts likely later. Minimum temperature 13C.

Saturday:

Showery rain moving east in the morning, with some heavy bursts. Scattered heavy showers, thundery in places, then developing in the afternoon.

Feeling rather warm and humid. Maximum temperature 22C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rather warm Sunday, with bright or sunny spells but also some heavy, locally thundery showers developing.

Bright with fewer showers on Monday. Overnight rain, then showers Tuesday. Cooler, strong winds.

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