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Kent weather: Met Office issues verdict to people expecting August UK heatwave

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Hopes of an August heatwave in Kent have been cooled after the Met Office predicted a "bland" end to summer.

August has been largely wet and cold for the most part, and that looks set to continue through to the end of the month.

Torrential rain has been pouring across much of the UK for weeks, with only some fleeting spells of sunshine breaking up the clouds.

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The rain was so heavy at times that rivers rose to very high levels and even flooded earlier in the month.

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While temperatures will be higher over the coming days, with some regions seeing highs of 25C, there appears to be no let up for the heavy rain that has mired the summer, according to The Mirror.

Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: "This summer is not going to be remembered for warmth. It's been very bland.

"We've had flooding, some parts of the country have seen double their average rainfall and temperatures have been unremarkable.

"It's been wishy-washy to say the least – and that's how it's going to end."

He added: "A heatwave is not on the cards – but let's not give up hope altogether. Some September's have come up trumps over recent years."

Today is forecast to be cloudy in most areas with patchy rain likely to start off the day before continuing into the evening.

In longer range forecasts the Met Office said Friday will be a fine day for many but with more rain arriving from the west.

Forecasters said for the coming weekend: "Warm Friday, with sunny intervals and variable cloud."

This summer has been one of the wettest in recent memory

Met Office outlook for the south east

Tonight:

Staying cloudy through the evening and overnight with outbreaks of rain or drizzle spreading east, reaching eastern parts by the early hours of Thursday.

Winds easing and feeling rather mild. Minimum temperature 13C.

Thursday:

Generally cloudy start, with overnight rain clearing east. Feeling warm with brief brighter or sunny intervals possible, before further cloud spreads east.

Showers then possible, mainly during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 22C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Warm Friday, with sunny intervals and variable cloud. Rather cloudy Saturday, with showers possible.

Following night and Sunday uncertain, but likely cloudy with heavy showers or rain, perhaps torrential downpours.

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