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Storm Fleur to hit Kent with more torrential downpours and 60mph winds

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Another front of wet and windy weather named Storm Fleur could hit Kent soon.

Met Office forecasters have said another storm risks being named after the washout that was Storm Evert last week.

Experts say Thursday could see a 400 mile-wide Atlantic torment with 60mph gusts.

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Last week, Storm Evert battered parts of the country and produced gusts of winds close to 70mph in some places and over 50mph in parts of Kent.

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The storm pushed away east of England into the North Sea on Friday night, taking gale force winds with it.

And the bad news is that the inclement weather looks set to continue for the next 10 to 14 days, according to most forecasters.

The good news is that a swelter is due to pull the nicer weather back in the second half of August, with temperatures of 31C shown on forecast models after mid-month.

Forecaster Marco Petagna told the Mirror : “Is the next named storm coming? There is potential for it, with a deep area of low pressure which could turn wet and windy again around Thursday.

“Forecast models show a continuation of our cool and changeable pattern for 10 to 14 days, but there are optimistic signals for warmer high pressure following.”

Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of weathertrending said: “People are wondering whether autumn has arrived early – but summer isn't over.

“Jet stream energy from Canada will bring wet and windy weather this week, with more impacts also expected next week.

“But there is optimism for warm periods from August 16, with 30C heat certainly possible before summer ends.”

A Met Office forecaster said: “Scattered showers become heavier on Wednesday, with Thursday windy with more persistent rain – and unsettled conditions dominate the first half of August.

"Torrential downpours are likely in places.

“August 15 to 29 has above-average temperatures indicated, and possibly very warm conditions in the South at times. Most should see dry and fine weather.”

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