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New weather maps show 29C heatwave from Azores islands set to hit Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

Temperatures could soar above 25C in Kent at least twice in the next two weeks, according to two different forecasters.

New weather maps produced by Netweather and WX Charts both predict July 16 and July 20 to be scorching hot days.

On the first of those, temperatures in Kent are predicted to be the highest in the whole country at 25C.

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A few days later, the mercury is forecast to hit the high 20s across most of the country.

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Brian Gaze, a forecaster at Weather Outlook, said the heat was arriving from the Azores, a group of volcanic islands located in the Atlantic Ocean.

He told the Express: "In the short term there is more wet weather on the way.

"A deep area of low pressure pulls away northeastwards and things will remain mixed for the next few days.

"All areas can expect further showers and close to average temperatures.

"However, there are signs of a steady improvement in the medium term, but the path may not be an entirely smooth one.

"Computer models are suggesting that the Azores high pressure will build northeastwards towards the UK at times.

WXChart's prediction for July 16 has temperatures peaking in Kent and Sussex

"That is a more typical pattern at this time of the year, with the driest and warmest conditions in the south.

"In the northwest, it could remain more changeable."

The Met Office also says it expects "very warm" spells to blast the UK later in July, with only brief interruptions from thunder and rain.

The forecast between Saturday, July 10, and Monday, July 19, said: "A cloudy start over the weekend with some rain likely in south and southwestern areas.

"This could break up into showers into next week, potentially widespread and heavy, especially across central and southern areas.

WXCharts are also predicting a warm blast on July 20

"Drier and warmer weather will then develop from the west with just a few light showers possible.

"Towards the end of the period conditions are looking mostly fine and dry, though there remains a chance of isolated thunderstorms.

"Many areas are likely to see temperatures trending upwards through the period, with parts of the south potentially becoming very warm."

BBC Weather's long-range forecast between Monday, July 12, and Monday, July 19, added sub-tropical air from the Atlantic could help temperatures soar this month.

It said: "The main risk to the forecast is that high pressure in the Atlantic may build stronger into northern Europe than we expect.

"This would be a drier pattern for southern and eastern areas although wetter weather would still be possible in the west and north.

"Temperatures would also be a little warmer, rising slightly above average especially for southern areas.

"For the second half of July, the large-scale pattern may see a bit of a shake-up thanks to some tropical rainfall anomalies around Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

"Historically, this supports high pressure in the Atlantic to shift eastwards across northern Europe and head into Russia in the following weeks.

"In recent months this has been a useful forecasting aid and brought a couple of warm spells, such as the one we saw during the first half of June.

"We think the best chances for a warmer and drier spell will be in late-July as high pressure shifts overhead from the southwest before continuing eastward into Russia.

"This period will likely last around a week or so and see some prolonged dry, sunny, and warm weather for the whole UK."

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