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Met Office warns of three days of rain in Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

The hot weather feels like a distant memory after the recent dreary days – and there's more in store.

Forecasters have warned rain is expected to fall across Kent over three days this week, with some storms expected.

The latest forecast sees even more bad weather for Kent just days after a yellow weather warning was imposed throughout the county.

Heavy rainfall in some parts caused residential areas to flood, which saw cars submerged in water.

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As much as three inches of rain is predicted to fall over the coming days in some areas, as the Mirror reports.

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Temperatures are expected to remain fairly consistent throughout the remainder of the week, with highs peaking at just above 20C.

According to the Met Office, two spells of thunderstorms could rumble across Kent on Wednesday afternoon (July 28) with these forecast to arrive at 1pm and 5pm.

Thursday (July 29) looks set to be the only remaining day of the week without any rainfall, although conditions are expected to be partly cloudy.

Towards the end of the week, despite temperatures still reaching around 20C, a weekend washout has been forecast.

Rain is forecast to hit most parts of Kent on Friday (July 30) for large parts of the day, before easing to partly cloudy conditions by the evening.

Across the weekend, there are some sunny spells forecast, however light showers will also be intermittent.

The wet conditions won't end after the weekend either, with more rainfall forecast at the start of next week.

Speaking on the general forecast for the UK, Met Office chief meteorologist Steve Willington said: "Not everywhere within the warning areas will see heavy rain, rainfall amounts will vary from place to place.

"The rainfall could lead to some surface water flooding and disruption before it eases and moves south through Thursday."

Following on from the dramatic scenes recorded in parts of the county which showed the drastic effects of floodwater, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he will be doing all that he can to tackle flooding and climate change.

He said: "Through the new London Plan, we're now reducing the risk of surface water flooding with every new development, but whether it's prioritising more green spaces to help absorb excess water or investing more in upgrading our drainage and sewer infrastructure, dealing with the impacts of climate change is something that cannot wait a day longer."

Today:

Showers likely developing during the morning, these bringing a low risk of thunder. Showers will merge into longer spells of rain, these will likely become heavy and thundery. Breezy with a fresh feel especially along the south coast. Maximum temperature 22C.

Tonight:

Showers should tend to ease into the evening. Remaining breezy but with clear spells overnight as it becomes largely dry. Minimum temperature 12C.

Thursday:

A bright start but with patchy cloud developing during the morning. A risk of the odd light shower breaking out in the afternoon and evening. Warm. Maximum temperature 23C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rather changeable with spells of heavy rain at times, followed by brighter periods with a continued risk of showers. Generally mild or warm.

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