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Kent weather: Met Office predicts the exact dates of mini August heatwave as rain makes way for 27C heat

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Original article from Kent Live

More thunderstorms are on the way this week, but forecasters suggest better weather could be just around the corner.

Temperatures may even hit highs of 27C, albeit temporarily, just days after heavy rainfall across the county.

In some parts of the England, the Met Office has issued nine-hour weather warnings.

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From Wednesday (August 11) through to Friday (August 13), the south east will be basking in sunshine as a hot plume of air sweeps across England, as BirminghamLive reports.

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Meteorologist Craig Snell said: "For a lot of the UK tomorrow it will be like what we have seen over the weekend – plenty of showers around and some of those showers will be heavy.”

But hinting at a north south split, he added: "Certainly down in the southern half of the UK, we certainly might have a good few decent days towards the second half of the week, where we will replace the showers with some sunshine and some warmer temperatures."

There are also four flood alerts which have been imposed across England, covering the River Leen and Day Brook in Nottinghamshire, the upper River Aire in Yorkshire, the upper River Wey in the South East and Western Rother in Hampshire and Sussex.

Glorious weather is then expected to hit once again towards the end of August, with forecasters predicting the week will see warmer temperatures than usual.

Their forecast for the period between August 21 and September 4 says: "Although confidence is very low through this period, a general trend towards more settled conditions is likely.

"Somewhat unsettled and changeable conditions are most likely to remain in place at the start of the period, with these looking to give way to more settled, drier conditions by the end.

"Temperatures are likely to be above average, with the potential for hotter weather later in the month."

The BBC also suggest it's too early to tell if we are due a new heatwave, but said there's a chance one could develop.

In its latest update, covering the period from August 16 to 29, it says: "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 very warm or hot days possible if high pressure moves overhead for too long. If the high does linger overhead, a heat wave may develop as well, 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."

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