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House struck by lightning in square

Fire crews raced to Viscount Square. Picture: Lee Grieve

22 June 2017

Fire crews raced to a house after it was struck by lightning as a thunderstorm swept across Kent.

Homes struck by lightning as storms hit Kent

The roof was damaged

22 June 2017

The heatwave came to an abrupt end as thunderstorms and heavy rain hit Kent, causing power cuts and lightning strikes.


Outdoor pool a hot spot for sun seekers

Zara Malone with Joe, nine months, and Sarah Ambler with Rufus, nine months, at The Strand

22 June 2017

People across Medway have been making the most of the hot weather this week as temperatures soared, with the Strand's outdoor pool opening especially.

Heavy rain to finish sunny week

Heavy rainfall is expected

21 June 2017

After an almost record-breaking spell of hot and sunny weather, we're set to go back to rain as a weather warning is issued.


Are you feeling the heat?

Hot and hazy days in Hythe. File picture

20 June 2017

With signs that the warm weather is here to stay for a bit longer, we have a few tips for how to stay cool.


Kent set to swelter on hottest day of the year

It's important for everyone to stay hydrated with water during hot weather, experts say

20 June 2017

Kent is on course for the hottest June day in 40 years.


Kent beach named Britain's best

Margate's main sands has been named as Britain's best

19 June 2017

A popular Kent seaside has been named the best town beach in Britain.


Kent basks in temperatures of 32C

Thousands of people have flocked to the coast

18 June 2017

Traffic is heavy across a large part of the county as thousands of people head to the beach.


Kent set to sizzle in hottest weekend of the year

Kent is set for a scorcher this weekend.

17 June 2017

With temperatures forecast to reach 32°C, Britain is set to be hotter than Ibiza, Mallorca, Spain and the Greek Islands this weekend.


It is going to be hot hot hot!

Sandcastle building on Margate beach.

16 June 2017

As temperatures in the county are set to nudge 30C this weekend, we've drawn up a guide of what to do... and how to stay cool in the heat!


Heat warning issued for Kent

Kent is set to sizzle again this weekend

15 June 2017

Elderly people and the very young have been issued a heat warning - as temperatures are set to soar to 30C at the weekend.


Kent set to sizzle

Hot and hazy days in Hythe. File picture

13 June 2017

Kent is set to be hotter than the Algarve and the Costa Del Sol tomorrow - with pundits predicting the hottest day of the year so far.


Stunning pictures of stormy skies

The skies above Sittingbourne. Picture by @skulldog15

09 June 2017

It's been a stormy few hours in more ways than one - check these stunning pictures of the skies above Kent.


Cars damaged by falling tree

Fire crews used a thermal imaging camera to ensure no one was trapped in the vehicles. Stock image.

06 June 2017

Fire crews were called amid fears people could be trapped inside their vehicles after a strong winds felled a tree.

Kent set for a soaking

Heavy rainfall is expected

01 June 2017

A warning has been issued for heavy rain and thunderstorms in Kent as warm and humid air moves in from France.

Lightning sets house on fire

Stock image: Lighting has been spotted across the county. Picture: Eleanor Luckett

29 May 2017

A house was set alight by a lightning strike during a storm.

Homes hit during lightning storm

Dan Desborough captured this dramatic shot of lightning out to sea off Folkestone

29 May 2017

Firefighters were called after a house was struck by lightning during last night's storm.

Dramatic storm hits Kent

Lightning over Sturry Road in Canterbury. Pic: Kyle Lee

29 May 2017

An intense storm hit Kent in the early hours of the morning.


Warning issued for Bank Holiday washout

A warning's in place for heavy rain. Stock image.

26 May 2017

Enjoy the sunshine while you can - a severe weather warning has been issued for heavy rain over the long weekend.


Warning as Kent gets set for 30C scorcher

Hot and hazy days in Hythe. File picture

24 May 2017

Kent is set to swelter in temperatures that could nudge the low 30s by the weekend.

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