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The number of days ‘torrential downpours’ will hit your Kent area

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Another heatwave is on the horizon, sun-starved Kent residents will be delighted to learn – but there will be nearly two weeks of rain and storms before then.

Downpours and gales are set to continue for at least the first ten days of August, as forecasters suggest each day will see rainy conditions around much of the UK.

Several storms have already hit areas up and down the UK, with flooded roads and railway lines causing major disruption.

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There is a silver lining, however, as there might be some sunshine once that is over with.

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Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze told The Express: “There are tentative signs of an improvement in the weather during the middle third of August. High pressure may build towards the UK from the Azores, but there is a lot of uncertainty about this.

“If it happens temperatures in southern and central areas could climb towards the upper 20Cs and in the north the mid 20Cs."

But the country will continue to be battered with rain showers and thunderstorms next week, while temperatures will be cooler than average.

Here's the exact day your Kent town can expect rain, according to the Met Office.

Ashford

Ashford town centre

Today (August 1), the public can expect to see a "cloudy start to Sunday morning with a band of rain spreading southwards", says the Met Office.

It adds: "This will turn showery with some bright or sunny spells by the afternoon. Some heavy showers are likely possibly thundery."

Tomorrow (August 2), the forecaster believes it will initially be dry and bright before cloud builds to give some slow-moving showers by the afternoon.

It explains: "These may again be heavy with a risk of thunder. Maximum temperature 21C."

Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be mainly fine, with some sunshine, but there is an increasing risk of showers each afternoon.

"Breezier and cloudier by Thursday with showers or longer spells of rain," the Met Office stresses.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), "the unsettled, changeable conditions continue to dominate the picture for the first half of August", the forecaster states.

"A mixture of sunny spells and showers, with some drier interludes, is the general pattern expected at the start of August for all," it adds.

Number of days of rain: At least five

Canterbury

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Like Ashford, Canterbury residents can expect to see a cloudy start to Sunday morning with a band of rain spreading southwards.

It adds: "This will turn showery with some bright or sunny spells by the afternoon. Some heavy showers are likely possibly thundery."

Tomorrow, the forecaster believes "slow-moving showers" will hit the city by the afternoon.

Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to see showers in the afternoon.

Longer spells of rain are predicted on Thursday.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there will be "a mixture of sunny spells and showers", the Met Office adds.

Number of days of rain: At least five

Chatham

Chatham

Chatham can expect to see heavy showers and possibly thunder today.

Tomorrow, showers are expected by the afternoon and "these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder", the Met Office says.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, it is predicted there will be an "increasing risk of showers each afternoon".

Longer spells of rain are expected on Thursday.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there will be "a mixture of sunny spells and showers", the Met Office adds.

Number of days of rain: At least seven

Dartford

Dartford town centre

Dartford can expect to see heavy showers and possibly thunder today.

Tomorrow, showers are expected by the afternoon and " these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder", the Met Office says.

The maximum temperature should be 21C.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, it is predicted there will be an "increasing risk of showers each afternoon".

Longer spells of rain are expected on Thursday.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there will be "a mixture of sunny spells and showers", the Met Office adds.

Number of days of rain: At least six

Dover

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Much like Dartford, Dover is predicted to see a band of rain spreading southwards today.

Tomorrow should be "dry and bright before cloud builds to give some slow-moving showers by the afternoon and these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder," the Met Office says.

"Tuesday and Wednesday [will be] mainly fine with some sunshine, but increasing risk of showers each afternoon.

"Breezier and cloudier by Thursday with showers or longer spells of rain," it adds.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there could be some thunderstorms and torrential downpours.

Number of days of rain: At least five

Folkestone

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Folkestone can expect to see heavy showers and possibly thunder today.

Tomorrow, showers are expected by the afternoon and "these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder", the Met Office says.

The maximum temperature should be 21C.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, it is predicted there will be an "increasing risk of showers each afternoon".

Longer spells of rain are expected on Thursday.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there will be "a mixture of sunny spells and showers", the Met Office adds.

Number of days of rain: At least six

Gillingham

Gillingham Railway Station is just off the High Street in the centre of town

Similar to Folkestone, Gillingham is predicted to see a band of rain spreading southwards today.

Tomorrow should be "dry and bright before cloud builds to give some slow-moving showers by the afternoon and these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder," the Met Office says.

"Tuesday and Wednesday [will be] mainly fine with some sunshine, but increasing risk of showers each afternoon.

"Breezier and cloudier by Thursday with showers or longer spells of rain," it adds.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there could be some thunderstorms and torrential downpours.

Number of days of rain: At least seven

Gravesend

Gravesend town centre

Gravesend can expect to see heavy showers and possibly thunder today.

Tomorrow, showers are expected by the afternoon and "these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder", the Met Office says.

The maximum temperature should be 21C.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, it is predicted there will be an "increasing risk of showers each afternoon".

Longer spells of rain are expected on Thursday.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there will be "a mixture of sunny spells and showers", the Met Office adds.

Number of days of rain: At least six

Maidstone

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Much like Gravesend, Maidstone is predicted to see a band of rain spreading southwards today.

Tomorrow should be "dry and bright before cloud builds to give some slow-moving showers by the afternoon and these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder," the Met Office says.

The maximum temperature should be 21C.

"Tuesday and Wednesday [will be] mainly fine with some sunshine, but increasing risk of showers each afternoon.

"Breezier and cloudier by Thursday with showers or longer spells of rain," it adds.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there could be some thunderstorms and torrential downpours.

Number of days of rain: At least five

Margate

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Margate can expect to see heavy showers and possibly thunder today.

Temperatures are predicted to reach 22C.

Tomorrow, showers are expected by the afternoon and "these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder", the Met Office says.

The maximum temperature should be 21C.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, it is predicted there will be an "increasing risk of showers each afternoon".

Longer spells of rain are expected on Thursday.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there will be "a mixture of sunny spells and showers", the Met Office adds.

Number of days of rain: At least six

Ramsgate

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Similar to Margate, Ramsgate is predicted to see a band of rain spreading southwards today.

Tomorrow should be "dry and bright before cloud builds to give some slow-moving showers by the afternoon and these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder," the Met Office says.

The maximum temperature should be 21C.

"Tuesday and Wednesday [will be] mainly fine with some sunshine, but increasing risk of showers each afternoon.

"Breezier and cloudier by Thursday with showers or longer spells of rain," it adds.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there could be some thunderstorms and torrential downpours.

Number of days of rain: At least six

Tunbridge Wells

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Tunbridge Wells can expect to see heavy showers and possibly thunder today.

Temperatures are predicted to reach 22C.

Tomorrow, showers are expected by the afternoon and "these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder", the Met Office says.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, it is predicted there will be an "increasing risk of showers each afternoon".

Longer spells of rain are expected on Thursday.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there will be "a mixture of sunny spells and showers", the Met Office adds.

Number of days of rain: At least seven

Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks town centre

Like Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks is predicted to see a band of rain spreading southwards today.

Tomorrow should be "dry and bright before cloud builds to give some slow-moving showers by the afternoon and these may again be heavy with a risk of thunder," the Met Office says.

The maximum temperature should be 21C.

"Tuesday and Wednesday [will be] mainly fine with some sunshine, but increasing risk of showers each afternoon.

"Breezier and cloudier by Thursday with showers or longer spells of rain," it adds.

From Thursday (August 5) to Saturday (August 14), there could be some thunderstorms and torrential downpours.

Number of days of rain: At least five

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