Original article from Kent Live
Temperatures in the UK could exceed Portugal in the coming days due to Hurricane Larry and "winds from southern latitudes".
The mini heatwave at the start of the month was disrupted by the rain once again, but hopes have risen for another autumn hot spell.
From Wednesday (September 15), temperatures are set to rise again, with at least a fortnight of consistent sunshine potentially on the cards.
But before the balmy weather arrives for good, Kent is likely to see showers in some areas at the start of the week, the Mirror reports.
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Speaking of the weather for the week ahead ex-BBC and Met Office forecaster John Hammond, of weather trending, said: "With Larry's bundle of energy near Iceland, winds from southern latitudes could send the mercury into the mid-20s – just like last week.
"Remarkable warmth was seen last week, and some may welcome another fine spell after a poor August."
The Met Office has forecast temperatures of 24C for Tuesday, with showers, rising to a possible 25C by Wednesday and Thursday.
It would make Britain hotter than the 23C in Faro, on Portugal's Algarve and is 6C above average for this time of year. Parts of the north are set to see 23C.
The hurricane made landfall in Canada, on Saturday, but the energy and heat of the storm is having a knock-on effect elsewhere.
The Met Office forecast explained: "As ex-Hurricane Larry approaches Iceland, we drag in warmer weather from Tuesday.
"Monday and Tuesday has rain but also bright spells, with many regions dry on Wednesday and Thursday with sunny spells.
"Friday has a spell of rain for many areas – but through the weekend and beyond has a signal for mostly fine and dry weather in the South and East, with temperatures near to above-average."
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna added: "Our weather has been so warm recently – and temperatures in the low to mid-20s are still a few degrees above average."
Kent and South East weather forecast
Another warm day with light winds and partly cloudy conditions for most. Sunniest spells will be toward the southeast coast. A chance of isolated showers to the west. Maximum temperature 21 °C.
A dry and bright evening to follow but with cloud building from the west later as rain arrives here overnight. Rain may become heavy and persistent toward dawn. Minimum temperature 14 °C.
Wet to start as persistent rain migrates northward. Becoming drier later though there remains a risk of the odd shower or outbreak of light rain. Warm in any brighter spells. Maximum temperature 20 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday
Damp on Wednesday, but rain should eventually clear. Mostly dry with bright spells and isolated showers Thursday. Rain arriving from the west overnight into Friday, becoming breezier.