Home Kent News Met Office forecasts an entire day of high winds and thundery rain...

Met Office forecasts an entire day of high winds and thundery rain in Kent

2
0
Advertise here from £20*

Original article from Kent Live

Yet more thundery showers are due to arrive in Kent and this time they will be accompanied by high winds, according to our official forecaster.

The Met Office's dire prediction for Tuesday (June 6) follows an extended period of unsettled weather.

And in the short term at least, the pattern looks likely to continue over the next two days.

READ MORE: Every Kent neighbourhood ranked by COVID infection rate

The outlook for today (June 5) says: "Heavy rain moving northwards through the evening, with further heavy perhaps thundery showers to follow through the early hours.

Signing up to the KentLive newsletter means you'll get the latest news direct to your inbox twice a day.

It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds – simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your email address in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms.

You can also sign up to our website and comment on our stories by pressing here and signing in.

"Winds strengthening with coastal gales likely. Minimum temperature 12 °C."

In our county town of Maidstone, the showers will hit at intermittent periods on Monday before setting in properly in the evening from around 9pm.

The Met Office's outlook for Maidstone on Tuesday

They'll continue throughout most of the night and into late Tuesday morning.

By then, wind speeds are likely to have gone above 35mph, although in coastal areas like Folkestone they are set to hit 50mph.

The chance of rain is then set to stay above 40% throughout the day, finally reducing around 7pm in the evening

And the official forecasters outlook for the rest of the week follows a similar pattern too.

On Tuesday it says: "Windy with coastal gales through the morning. Heavy perhaps thundery showers first thing, clearing to sunshine and showers. Becoming drier later. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

And for Wednesday to Friday: "Heavy, thundery showers on Wednesday, with some sunny spells, but drier in Kent.

"Breezy but winds easing. Sunshine and scattered showers Thursday and Friday, but showers lighter than recent days."

Original Article