Original article from Kent Live
The sun is set to break through the clouds in Kent early next week after a miserable few days of rain.
After a bleak weekend of downpours and thunderstorms, the skies will clear for most of the country tomorrow (August 23).
There may be some rain up to Tuesday (August 24), possibly heavy for a time, but this will become more settled into next week, reports Mirror Online.
Temperatures will be slightly below normal in the South, meaning Kent may be facing the chill for slightly longer than the rest of the UK.
However, with the sunny weather later on in the week comes warmer temperatures of up to 25C, which will come as a relief after the breezy weather of the past week.
The warm weather and sun is forecast to continue throughout the week, with some patches of cloudy weather interrupting the late summer sunshine.
Met Office spokesperson Nicola Maxey said: "When you look at the statistics we have had a very average summer. The sunshine levels are down slightly for August but there is still some way to go.
"For the UK as a whole from June 1st to August 19th the sunshine levels were 88 per cent of average, not far off really with two weeks to go. It could push it back up.
"Certainly next week is looking very pleasant for many."
Forecasters have recently predicted that a 'blowtorch' heatwave could see glorious sunshine basking the UK towards the end of the month through to the start of September.
This is due to a spell of high pressure likely to sweep across the UK from scorching temperatures recorded in Europe.
Kent weather forecast
Cloudy and wet during the morning in the east, with spells of heavy rain making only gradual progress eastwards. Brighter throughout in the west, with the best chance of warm sunny spells, as further showers develop later in eastern parts. Maximum temperature 24 °C.
Remaining showers slowly dying out to leave a dry second half of the night, with developing clear spells perhaps allowing a few fog patches to form inland. Minimum temperature 13 °C.
A rather cloudy start for many, but tending to brighten up through the day, with decent warm sunny spells developing more widely during the afternoon. Becoming breezy near eastern coasts. Maximum temperature 25 °C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
On the cool side with some cloudy starts, but overall drier and much more settled through this period, with sunny spells on Tuesday and Wednesday, ahead of a cloudier Thursday.