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Kent weather: When September heatwave will end as temperatures soar in ‘late summer blast’

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Original article from Kent Live

The unpredictable weather has been giving forecasters mixed signals in recent weeks – but things are now looking promising.

After weeks of unpredictable weather and unseasonal rain, the country could still be bathing in sunshine and high temperatures by mid-September.

The late summer blast is likely to see temperatures rise to the low 20s in Kent and nearly 30C elsewhere in the country.

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Ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond of Weathertrending warned Brits "don't put away your garden furniture just yet", adding: "Many of us can look forward to some fine weather."

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He told BirminghamLive: "A late blast of summer sunshine is on the menu. It will be late summer at its best, with a sunnier finale to a dull August.

"The mid-20s is possible by midweek, with the fine weather holding on for the weekend and for a few more days into September for most."

The blast of sunny weather is said to be down to a heat plume bringing warmth from Spain.

And it comes as much of Europe is sizzling in its own Indian Summer.

The sunny weather is said to be down to a heat plume bringing warmth from Spain

The summer weather arrived for most of the country this week and long-range forecasts predict that the hot weather is here to stay.

The Met Office long range weather report says there is high confidence that temperatures next month will be "near or above average" for the time of year – usually around 18C.

"High pressure is likely to dominate through the end of August and the start of September, resulting in fine and settled weather across the UK," it continues.

Kent is expected to see highs of at least 20C until at least September 8 and possibly longer.

The hot spell is likely to last until mid-September before gradually coming to an end.

BBC forecasters warn that "disruption is likely" as we start to transition into autumn.

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