Original article from Kent Live
Following a June which blessed Kent with sizzling heatwaves, July has struggled to hit those heights.
Rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast across Kent on Monday (July 12), and residents are desperate for a spell of sunshine.
Fans even got soaked up and down the county during the Euro 2020 final, which added to the miserable post-match blues.
However, glorious sunshine will be returning to Kent in the near future.
According to the Met Office, sunshine will be returning to the county on Wednesday as temperatures begin to rise.
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There are stormy conditions forecast across Kent today (July 12), with a yellow weather warning for rain in place across southern areas of England.
Torrential rain is expected to fall in Kent throughout Monday, however this will soon make way for the warm weather's return.
Temperatures could soar above mid-20s by the weekend, with the county set for a solid week of unbroken sunshine.
The area will bask in sunshine as the Government's June 19 'Freedom Day' unlocking of restrictions looms.
Families and friends will be hoping they can mix again in a restriction-free environment next Monday (July 19) to enjoy the sizzling sunshine together.
The sun may, however, take slightly longer to hit the coastal areas of Kent.
Towns like Dover may still experience warm weather from Wednesday, but unbroken sunshine is not forecast until Friday (July 16).
A cloudy start but early rain or showers slowly easing, with some brighter spells developing. Further showers developing from late morning, these occasionally heavy and slow-moving, with a risk of hail, thunder and torrential downpours. Maximum temperature 21C.
Showers becoming lighter and more scattered during the late evening and overnight with some clear spells developing, especially in the north and east. Most parts dry by dawn. Minimum temperature 16C.
Any remaining overnight showers soon easing, then a dry, bright and often sunny day. Some well-scattered and isolated sharp showers may develop through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 23C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Mainly dry and bright Wednesday, but some cloud is possible for eastern coastal areas. Drier and brighter conditions developing through Thursday and Friday, feeling rather warm in the sunshine.