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Kent weather: Hurricane Ida fallout could lead to 26C ‘mini heatwave’

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Forecasters have predicted the fallout from Hurricane Ida could bring a mini heatwave blast to Kent.

The tropical storms does not look set to hit the county, but it will influence the weather conditions this coming weekend and into next week.

According to the Met Office, Brits could experience thunderstorms and strong winds over the weekend, before temperatures start to soar on Monday (September 6).

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As the warm blast arrives, highs of 26C are forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday, as the Mirror reports.

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However, the weather is likely to turn cooler as we head towards the weekend.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin explained: "The remnants of Hurricane Ida will be drawing up a lot of warmth and rain.

"The energetic system from the tropics will push the jet stream up to the north that then dives down."

The rest of September is expected to be wet and rainy, with a strong "autumnal feel".

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: "It's fair to say the beginning of the month will be rather settled, with high pressure dominating.

"There will be drizzle and cloud in the east this week, but in the west, certain regions will certainly hit the low 20s and see glimpses of sunshine here and there.

"However, this could perhaps be the last of the summery weather until the end of September, with a prolonged spell of unsettled conditions and low pressure from Sunday."

He went on to say: "The low-pressure, along with the increased tropical storm activity across the Atlantic will certainly give the month a more autumnal feel than previous years.

A cooler weekend will be followed by warmer weather

"The temperature is likely to remain around the average for the year, perhaps dipping a bit cooler until the end of the month – when it may well get drier again."

Hurricane Ida brought six to eight inches of rain into the US and set an hourly rainfall record of 3.15 inches for Manhattan, the National Weather Service said.

7.13 inches of rain fell in New York City, the fifth-highest daily amount ever recorded.

"Because of climate change, unfortunately, this is something we're going to have to deal with great regularity,'' said Kathy Hochul, New York's newly minted governor.

Here's how the next few days will look across Kent, according to the Met Office.

Today

A cloudy start to the day, with a risk of some patchy rain or drizzle around the Kent coasts. Brightening up for much of the region through the day, best of any sunny spells towards the Channel coasts. Maximum temperature 23C.

Tonight

Patchy cloud to the north and towards some coasts. Otherwise a generally dry night with clear spells, allowing isolated fog patches to develop. Minimum temperature 13C.

Saturday

Any overnight cloud soon breaking to leave a bright day with long spells of sunshine. A risk of an isolated light shower in the west. Turning breezy towards the coast. Maximum temperature 24C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday

Dry and bright with sunny spells Sunday, perhaps a little breezy. Fine through Monday and Tuesday with long periods of sunshine and feeling warm or very warm.

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