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Kent weather: More thunderstorms coming, with west Kent to have worst downpours

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Original article from Kent Live

Kent is set for yet more days of overcast weather, rain and thunderstorms, the Met Office has predicted.

The worst hit areas will be those most inland, western areas, with the county's eastern towns and coasts to avoid the very worst of the weather.

Almost all of the south east will see some form of rain today however, with heavy and thundery showers forecast to begin in the late morning and continue through the afternoon.

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Temperatures will remain low too – with highs of only 19C predicted for much of Kent for most of the week.


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After some fairly uniform downpours for the whole county, the coasts of Kent will see some rather better conditions later in the week.

Areas closer to London, such as Sevenoaks, Maidstone and Dartford are likely to see the most aggressive conditions on Wednesday – with two hours of thunderstorms starting at around 2pm forecast for Kent's commuter belt.

Out in Dover and Deal, however, very few patches of heavy rain are predicted for Wednesday at all – with only light showers set to hit in the afternoon on an otherwise sunny Wednesday.

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The same goes for Thanet, Dungeness and even Swale and the Isle of Sheppey – with very little in the way of heavy rain to come tomorrow (July 28).

However, Friday and Saturday (July 30 and 31) are likely to see more rain scattered across the county, meaning that the midweek oasis might not last all that long.

Detailed 5-day forecast for Kent

Today:

Mostly cloudy with areas of showery rain moving eastwards through the morning.

Sunny spells and heavy, thundery showers developing late morning, these becoming more widespread into the afternoon, with localised downpours and hail possible.

Feeling rather warm between any showers. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

Tonight:

Heavy showers easing from most places through the early evening.

Generally dry and cloudy overnight for many parts, though a few heavy showers are still possible. Minimum temperature 14 °C.

Wednesday:

Bright or sunny spells and isolated showers through the morning. Frequent, perhaps thundery showers developing by the afternoon.

A fresher feeling day and noticeably breezier.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Often changeable and breezy through the period, with a mixture of sunshine and showers, some heavy and thundery.

Feeling much cooler than of late.

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