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When Thunderstorms are going to bring heatwave to dramatic end in each Kent area

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Original article from Kent Live

Balmy highs of 30C gripped Kent last weekend as the county enjoyed a scorcher of a heatwave.

Thousands of people descended on beaches and enjoyed the long-awaited warm weather that has been absent for so much of this summer.

However, as usual with the British summer, people shouldn't be getting too excited.

Read more: How Kent beaches looked on the hottest day of the year

The heat won't stay around forever and, in fact, will come to a rather abrupt end quite soon.

So before planning those reunion BBQs and road trips to the coast next weekend, check when thunderstorms are due to hit.

Here's the exact moment when the weather will turn for the worse where you are in Kent, according to the Met Office.

Thousands of beachgoers descended on Margate on Sunday

Ashford

Ashford will stay in the high 20s during the week.

Saturday is also meant to be pleasant with a high of 22, but won't hit the heat of the weekend just passed.

On Sunday it will all come to an end.

At 10am there's a 50% chance of a tropical 19 degrees thunderstorm.

Canterbury

Canterbury will continue to trap the heat this week with highs of 27 and 26 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Canterbury has a couple days of heat left

Locals should make the most as, just like Ashford, thunder is predicted for Sunday.

10am is once again the hour storms are set to come.

Chatham

The Chatham sun will come to an end even sooner than in Ashford and Canterbury.

The Met Office is predicting rain at any point during Saturday, the greatest chance being 60% at 7 am.

Chatham will escape thunder on Sunday but, once again, there's rain possible throughout the day.

Dartford

It's going to be hot, hot, hot in Dartford early this week with highs of 29 degrees.

It's the place to be for sun lovers in Kent, but rain will dampen the mood come the weekend.

Rain is predicted from 7 am on Saturday and is set to come at intervals all weekend.

It wasn't a fun heatwave weekend for many in Dartford as traffic backed up at the Dartford Crossing

Dover

Dover will tick along at the low 20s throughout the week.

It's another area lucky to escape the thunderstorms come the weekend and is also looking to be rain-free on Saturday.

Dover's luck will run out come Sunday however, with chances of rain throughout the day from 1 am to 7 pm.

Folkestone

Clouds will start to return in Folkestone come the end of the week.

The thunderstorms won't be long after that either.

Folkestone will see thunderstorms

The storms are predicted to hit at 10 am on Sunday.

Gravesend

Gravesend will enjoy highs of 27 and 28 degrees early this week.

At the moment, the area is set to escape the thunderstorm's wrath.

Again, there is a chance of precipitation throughout next weekend, starting at 7 am on Saturday.

Herne Bay

Herne Bay will dodge the break in weather until Sunday.

As soon as Saturday ends, the rain is set to return.

From 1 am on Sunday, the Met Office is predicting rainstorms – so it'll be a nasty damp surprise for locals on Sunday morning.

Maidstone

Maidstone is a bit of an outlier in Kent as the thunderstorms will be arriving much earlier than elsewhere.

By 2 pm on Tuesday this week, there's a 50% chance of storms according to the Met Office.

There's some respite later in the week before the storms return again on Sunday.

Margate

Umbrellas were needed in Margate after scorching temperatures struck the Kent coast

Margate will dodge the predicted thunderstorms later this week.

There will nonetheless be rain come Sunday.

Showers are predicted to start at 1 am and be on and off throughout the day.

Ramsgate

It's a very similar story in Ramsgate.

It's looking pleasant all week before a break in the weather this weekend.

Rain will come on Sunday starting at 1 am.

Sevenoaks

In Sevenoaks locals might be caught out by thunderstorms as early as today.

The Met Office has predicted thunder at 3 pm on Monday at a 70% chance.

Even if the town escapes thunder today, it's set to come back on Tuesday before a rainy weekend follows.

Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells may also see thunderstorms today.

It's predicted that the storms start at midday on Monday for a couple of hours and they will be back at 4 pm and 6 pm.

However, once those are over, it's a sunny rest of the week in Tunbridge Wells.

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