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Kent weather: Snow warnings for UK with temperatures set to plummet by 10C

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Original article from Kent Live

A flurry of snow could be on the horizon with temperatures set to plummet by up to 10C.

The country is set to wave goodbye to the warm weather for the foreseeable future as things turn chilly and we start to see frosty conditions emerge.

Forecasters have warned that snow could hit parts of the UK in just weeks but the country is set to face more wind and rain first.

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Snow has already been reported in parts of Scotland and more could fall in some areas of the UK in the coming weeks, experts say.

Meteorologists suggest a cold front will strike as October begins, bringing a more conventional autumn.

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The Met Office has warned that temperatures could plunge by 10C with snow expected in some areas within the next couple of weeks.

Greg Dewhurst, senior meteorologist at the Met Office, told the Mirror: "We're now entering the time of the year when the change in conditions becomes really noticeable.

"As we enter October it certainly will get colder.

"Although snow is not forecast imminently, there is always a real chance in the weeks ahead. It is not uncommon at this time of the year.

"We have already seen snow in Scotland, and we could see some in other parts of the UK further down the line."

Meteorological expert Dave King said on This Morning: "It is gonna be bitterly cold and very frosty.

“That's bad news for people with gas and electric because your bills are going through the roof.”

Temperatures are set to drop by 10C in parts of the UK

It comes as Brits will be lashed by more torrential downpours on Thursday, amid warnings of ferocious 70mph winds to come and 5mm of rain every hour.

Longer range forecasts predict the washout weather will continue over the coming days and into the weekend.

The beginning of autumn has seen stormy weather for large parts of the country.

The Met Office's Aidan Givern said: "With Atlantic weather now in charge, we can expect very changeable weather through the week. There'll be wind and rain, but also showery and sunnier periods at times."

The Met Office forecast until October 7 warns: "This will bring showers or longer spells of rain, heavy at times, too many areas. Strong winds are also likely, particularly along coasts."

Unfortunately Kent is likely to see rain and wind before snow

They have predicted that temperatures in some spots could be 10 degrees Celsius lower than it was a week ago.

But it's not all doom and gloom for Kent.

Looking ahead until October 27, the meteorological agency adds: "Confidence in this period is low, however, the most likely outcome is for a north-south split, with low pressure and the wettest weather remaining in the north, while pressure continues to build in the south or southwest leading to drier conditions."

Read the full forecast for Kent from the Met Office below

Today:

Early rain should clear by midday but with a few showers following. Becoming largely dry and bright through the afternoon. Windy at first with coastal gales in the east, this soon easing. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Tonight:

Dry and clear during the evening and first part of the night, with chilly temperatures in rural spots. Cloud and wind increasing later, with the odd shower possible by dawn. Minimum temperature 5 °C.

Saturday:

Increasingly wet and windy through the morning, with heavy rain arriving by lunchtime. Gales developing for many, perhaps severe along coasts. Wind easing later. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

After early rain clears, largely dry with coastal showers Sunday. Showery Monday, these heavy at times and perhaps thundery. Breezy both days. Potentially wet and windy again on Tuesday.

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