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Kent weather: Met Office deals blow to hopes of August heatwave for Kent

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Temperatures across Kent and the south-east of England are to set to reach 23C according to the Met Office, but this is likely to be the highest it will reach for the rest of the summer.

Much of the UK is experiencing a late surge of summer weather after weeks of downpours.

However, heatwaves seen close to 30C in the last couple of months are unlikely to occur again, and it is unclear if the country has seen its best weather of the year already go by.

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Forecasts for next week show some high pressure and warm spells, but not enough to product significant hot temperatures.

The Met Office's Stephen Dixon said: "There is still some unusual uncertainty going into the weekend and still plenty to play for for next week."

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Mr Dixon added it's "probably too early to tell" if the best of the summer is already behind us.

"It’s British summertime and there’s variations in our weather," he said.

Today is likely to see some sunny spells across Northern Ireland and Scotland before showers move in from the west, moving across the northern areas into the early afternoon.

Mr Dixon said there'll be "widespread showers" in some northern parts but much of the country will remain "largely fine and dry" with "some good sunny spells" in the south.

Friday will be breezy with heavy showers in the north, particularly in the western coasts of Scotland, with the east set to be fairly dry.

And while it will be mostly clear and warm in much of England and Wales on the final weekday, there is likely to be "some varying amounts of cloud", said the spokesman.

Meanwhile, drizzle is expected in the south west as a "weak front meanders its way" across the region, with rain most likely on the coast and in the hills.

Eastern England could also see some "extensive" rain later on Friday, but forecasts remain unclear.

"Moving into the weekend, there’s continuing uncertainty in the forecast at the moment, it all depends on how the weather patterns over the next couple of days," said Mr Dixon.

"We should have some more clarity tomorrow," he added.

Current indications suggest breezy conditions with sunny spells in the north, while showers could persist in the north west.

More cloud is also likely on Saturday in the south, as well as some light rain in some coastal areas.

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