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New weather maps pinpoint when 35C Mediterranean heatwave will hit Kent

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Original article from Kent Live

A heatwave that will bring mid-30s temperatures to the continent is set to push northward into Britain in the middle of August.

Several forecasters are predicting warmer weather to arrive over August 15 and 16.

Weather maps show the mercury could hit 28C and 29C in Kent too.

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The latest heat maps from Netweather have turned deep red to show sizzling highs of 35C gripping France on Monday, August 16.

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These shades are then seen pushing up towards the south of England on the same day, potentially helping temperatures to soar to a sweltering 30C in London, Essex and Kent.

The forecast said: "As high pressure slowly pushes northward from the Mediterranean Sea, low pressure systems caught in the storm track and driven by the jet stream will be deflected northward too.

"Drier weather should spread in from the south, and this will also bring in a warmer, more tropical air mass to the UK.

"Temperatures should trend warmer than normal into late August, with some warm days possible if high pressure moves overhead for too long.

WX Chart's forecast for August 15

"If the high does linger overhead, a heatwave may develop, but confidence is low on this.

"Chances for heat increase later in the month, but high pressure will need to move into the correct spot for this to pan out.

"Later in August there are some encouraging signs for more influential high pressure, at least for a few weeks, bringing some drier and warmer weather.

"This does come with a slight chance of a late-summer heat wave, but at the moment this is only a risk."

The Met Office also expected temperatures to be above normal during this period.

The forecast between Monday, August 16, and Monday, August 30, said: "Whilst there are current signals of a drier and warmer than average period from the middle of August, occasional spells of more unsettled weather, primarily in the northwest, remains possible.

"Accompanying this is a low risk of short-lived thundery spells, these mainly in southeastern parts.

"Confidence through this period remains low at present.

"However, most should see dry and fine weather.

"Above average temperatures continue to be indicated through the remainder of August, with possibly even very warm conditions at times in southern areas."

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