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Kent weather: BBC warns summer could come to abrupt end as hurricane season unfolds

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Original article from Kent Live

After months of heavy rain and thunderstorms, it's hard to accept that the end of summer is near.

While Kent has been treated to the occasional mini heatwave, it's fair to say it's been a largely disappointing one.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, forecasters don’t expect an extended summer.

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With autumn looming, unsettled conditions are forecast to return, with temperatures set to drop by mid-September.

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But sun-seekers fear not, there may still be one last hot spell left in the summer with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures predicted.

The fine weather is set to hold on for the bank holiday, with the last weekend in August likely to be dominated by high pressure resulting in fine and settled weather.

However the dry conditions and balmy temperatures may not last for long into September.

The BBC’s Monthly Outlook states that September weather comes with the “general heavy caveat of hurricanes leading to a higher chance of disruption.”

It added: “We anticipate a more unsettled month with wetter and generally cooler than normal weather.”

It continued: “Around mid-September, there is the greatest chance for a more progressive pattern to develop.

“This would see more westerly winds bringing Atlantic fronts in quicker and more frequently.

“This is still an unsettled pattern, but temperatures w.ill become much more changeable day-to-day and there is a better chance of higher winds at times.”

However, the forecast made it clear that the chances of that happening, as of now, are very low.

Despite the hurricane season making the extreme weather events more likely, there is only around a 35 percent chance of that developing.

In addition to that, the confidence in the forecast is very low due to the unpredictability of tropical cyclones at long range.

The BBC said there are some "encouraging signals" on what it might expect if tropical cyclones stay away.

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