Original article from Kent Live
It’s fair to say that the weather this summer has been turbulent.
The unpredictable weather has treated us with a heatwave one week and intense thunderstorms the next.
Fortunately, Kent is set for another spell of hot weather before the winter months creep up on us.
Temperatures could soar by the end of the month, with the Met Office predicting above-average temperatures.
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The balmy weather is expected to hit just in time for the end of lockdown on July 19 and is likely to last into August.
While Kent could finally be treated to some more consistent temperatures – forecasters have warned that the thundery conditions may linger.
The Met Office’s long-range forecast reads: “As is typical for the time of year, confidence is relatively low for this period, but fine and dry weather for much of the UK is most likely for the rest of July.
“There is however the possibility that occasional spells of rain may impact north-western areas, with a very low chance of thundery conditions developing at times, likely in the south.
“Temperatures are likely to be above average for much of this period, with an increased chance of some very warm or hot spells occurring.”
Ahead of July 19, the weather is likely to remain unsettled with the chance of rain and thunderstorms.
However throughout the period, temperatures are expected to rise to low 20s with winds remaining light.
BBC forecasters also expect the second half of July to see a shake-up thanks to high pressure bringing warm temperatures to Kent.
The weather experts predict that the best chances for a warmer and drier spell will be in late July, after further unsettled weather in the lead up.
However the BBC warned that the cooler weather will likely be the norm for this summer and deviations to warmer, drier spells may only be temporary.