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Met Office issues crushing update over Kent August heatwave

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Original article from Kent Live

The Met Office has issued a crushing update over the potential of a heatwave early in August.

Previous long term forecasts had predicted "warmer and drier-than-average conditions" returning to Kent during the early part of next month.

The Met Office had originally said warmer conditions could from August 2 to August 16 but that has now been delayed.

Read more: Met Office issues update over Saturday and Sunday weather warnings

Not it looks more likely that any long spells of sunshine will come later in the month.

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The Met Office says mixed conditions will likely remain for a few more days from August 6, with no dominant weather type and "sunny spells likely to be interspersed with showers or longer periods of rain".

But there is good news after that, with the long term forecast saying: "As we head further towards mid-August, it is most likely to become more settled with drier and warmer conditions developing."

However, as with all long range forecasts, confidence become lower towards longer timescales.

Kent has been basking in a July heatwave for the last week with temperatures soaring to 30C.

However, the warm stint has been greeted with a bang with thunderstorms battering the county.

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