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Kent weather: Maps show ‘blowtorch’ 31C scorcher on the way

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Kent is set to be blasted by a "blowtorch" heatwave, according to forecasters.

Temperatures will reach highs of around 20C across the county at the start of the week, with warm temperatures and sunshine emerging as the weekend approaches.

Latest forecasts suggest a heatwave will eventually see Kent bask in sunshine once again, but it could be later than expected.

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Towards the end of August a spell of high pressure is expected to sweep across Britain, reports the Express.

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Brian Gaze from The Weather Outlook has suggested Britain could face a searing "blowtorch" heatwave at the end of August, with the latest weather charts hinting sizzling conditions are on the way.

Another weather map created by The Weather Outlook states temperatures could even soar to above 30C later this month.

The map was posted on Twitter by Mr Gaze, which shows layers of red colours covering Britain.

"ECM 12z also bringing the blowtorch in during the last week of August. 20C 850s into the south.

“Could be wrong but I suspect that would be hotter than any air mass visiting the UK in the 1980s."

When asked what this could mean if it were to happen, Mr Gaze said on social media: "At that range forecast accuracy is VERY low so don't take it at face value.

“But if that pattern develops we could expect it to turn hot."

The ECM 12z chart shows layers of red colours covering Britain

An alternative weather map posted by Mr Gaze suggests Britain could be sizzling in this predicted heat on August 26.

Mr Gaze also stated that this would be possible if the UK were to received some of the warm air currently sweeping across Europe.

He added: "Probability forecasts still show a warming trend during the last third of August. Jam tomorrow? We'll see!

"GFS op run one of several hot runs & shows temps > 30C. If we do tap the bottled heat in southern Spain who knows what could happen late August?"

The forecast from the BBC suggests high pressure could "cling on" for the start of next month as it gradually eases in northern Europe.

It is also noted that conditions could seem warmer and drier than usual, with the prolonging of summer-like weather.

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