Original article from Kent Live
Severe gales and heavy rain are set to batter parts of Kent as the wintry weather shows no sign of letting up.
The Met Office has named its first summer storm of 2021 ahead of the arrival of the brutal conditions.
Storm Evert was announced alongside a yellow wind warning that has been issued for the Kent coastline.
The 12-hour warning is in force from 6am to 6pm on Friday (July 30).
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Storm Evert is set to bring "unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain to southern parts of the UK later today and into Friday", the Met Office said.
The stormy conditions are expected to cause disruption to travel and damage to temporary structures.
Coastal areas of Kent will see the strongest gales, experiencing high gusts of up to 60mph.
Following Storm Evert, unsettled conditions are set to continue for much of the weekend, with a continued risk of some thundery downpours.
The intense weather is forecast to remain into next week, with changeable conditions forecast to dominate for the start of August.
Kent is expected to experience more heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms, with temperatures likely to be cooler than average.
However the Met Office said it is possible temperatures will rise above average by the end of the month.
Despite the hot spells and drier conditions, there is still the risk of showers or thunderstorms at times.
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