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Kent weather: Met Office predicts downpours to cause weekend washout

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Original article from Kent Live

Downpours could be felt across Kent this weekend as the miserable summer weather continues.

Forecasters have recently predicted that a 'blowtorch' heatwave could see the county bask in glorious sunshine towards the end of the month through to the start of August.

This is due to a spell of high pressure which looks likely to sweep across the UK off the back of scorching temperatures recorded in Europe.

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However, before we get too ahead of ourselves, the latest forecasts have predicted a weekend washout, as the Mirror reports.

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According to the Met Office, torrential downpours are likely to arrive from the west before heading in an easterly direction.

The nation is set to be drenched in heavy rain over the coming days, before conditions gradually become drier after Sunday (August 22).

Next week could even see an early glimpse of how the final few weeks of August could look, with warm skies and highs of around 24C predicted.

No flood alerts or warnings have been issued ahead of the weekend as things stand, with the heaviest rainfall expected to hit Eastern Scotland and England on Sunday.

Alex Deakin from the Met Office said: "Saturday will see fairly heavy showers in some places. Rainfall is coming from an area of low pressure slowly edging towards the UK on Friday.

"There will be rain broadly speaking moving from West to East.

"Before it arrives some bright spells in eastern parts of England and we are likely to see some sunny spells in Northern Ireland and South Wales ad South East England with temperature highs of 24C in the South East.

"Otherwise a lot of cloud and rain and it will probably feel quite cool."

Here's how the Met Office predicts the next few days will be weather-wise in Kent.

Kent weather forecast

Today:

Generally on the cloudy side overall, perhaps damp in places too at first, although developing cloud breaks should allow for some warm sunny spells for many, especially later. Light winds. Maximum temperature 22C.

Tonight:

Cloud thickening in the west, though most parts staying dry, apart from perhaps the far west later in the night. Misty, with fog patches under clear skies in the east. Minimum temperature 14C.

Saturday:

After a mostly dry start with some brightness further east cloud will thicken as rain moves in from the west, perhaps turning heavy at times through the afternoon. Light winds. Maximum temperature 23C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with scattered showers developing, heavy at times. Monday and Tuesday drier and warmer. Brighter as well, with long sunny spells on Tuesday.

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