Original article from Kent Live
Kent's unpredictable weather finally looks set on the way out – as this week will be defined by warm temperatures, clear skies and sun, according to the Met Office.
The showers might not yet be entirely gone – as we're still living in the UK – but the weather looks reliably clear.
In fact, the highest chance of rain all week topping out at 10% on Wednesday and Thursday for most parts of the county – though this may be more likely for coastal spots.
After a dismal start to July, it seems we will finally be getting back on track for summer, picking up where June's scorching heatwave left off.
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The outlook for the week will see highs of 24C across the county, though some areas further inland may creep higher than that, as central London looks set to hit 26C over the weekend.
This means places like Orpington, Gravesend, Dartford and Swanley could see similar highs – though it will be slightly cooler in coastal areas.
For those with hayfever, this news might not be so joyous – as the return to clear skies means pollen counts will skyrocket, reaching the 'Very High' Met Office classification by Friday.
However, after the footballing disappointment of the weekend, the prospect of a county-wide hot spell will be more than welcome, and gives everyone in Kent something to look forward to as we head into a toasty weekend.
Full 5-day forecast for Kent and the South East
Any remaining overnight showers soon easing, then a largely cloudy day with just a few sunny spells.
Some isolated sharp showers may develop through the afternoon, especially over Hampshire. Maximum temperature 23 °C.
Clear spells at first but cloud will soon return inland with most parts cloudy by the early hours.
Mainly dry apart from perhaps the odd spot of coastal drizzle. Minimum temperature 14 °C.
A cloudy start but largely dry. However, skies will brighten during the morning with some warm afternoon sunshine likely, as well as perhaps an isolated shower. Maximum temperature 24 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:
Largely dry and very warm through this period, with long sunny spells.
Mist and low cloud may affect coastal areas, where it will be a little cooler, during the morning.