Share

Mostly Cloudy

Tue

13°C | 9°C

Light rain

Wed

12°C | 2°C

Clear spells

Thu

8°C | -2°C

Home   Kent   News   Article

Kent under yellow weather warning for rain as Met Office predicts heavy rain and thunderstorms

15 August 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Heavy, thundery rain is set to batter Kent again - as the county is hit by another weather warning.

Forecasters say the worst of the weather - covered by a yellow warning for rain - will hit the region between 11am and 7pm today.

Scattered showers earlier are likely to develop into locally heavy and thundery conditions by this afternoon, with a risk of surface water flooding.

Surface water caused by heavy rain in Maidstone

Surface water caused by heavy rain in Maidstone

These should die out by this evening, but some places could see more than 15mm of rain in an hour - with double that in a two or three-hour time frame.

Meanwhile, Sheppey and the coast from Kemsley to Seasalter are under flood alert.

The Environment Agency says the areas at risk of coastal flooding are on Sheppey and the north Kent coast from Kemsley to Seasalter, including Sheerness, Minster, Queenborough, Leysdown on Sea, Sittingbourne and Faversham.


Stories you might have missed

Postcode lottery of county's cancer survival rates

Southeastern one of UK's least trusted train firms

Road rage victim back with family for son's birthday


 

Click here for more news from Kent.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.