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Kent could see hottest day of 2020 so far on Wednesday

The Met Office predicting balmy temperatures on Wednesday, which could be the hottest day of the year so far.

Kent won't be escaping the heat, with Dartford set to top the mercury at 24°C or 25°C.

Temperatures could reach as high as 25°C on Wednesday
Temperatures could reach as high as 25°C on Wednesday

The town is expected to see no temperature below 14°C, and at 12am and 11.59pm the area could be as warm as 17°C

With the highest temperatures of the day expected in London, the midday peak will be less intense the further awat you live from the capital.

While still hot, Deal will have a later zenith of 20°C lasting from 1pm to 5pm.

In the middle range is Maidstone, which is forecast to see a high of 23°C at 4pm.

Light winds are predicted across the whole of the county throughout Wednesday.

Social distancing should be maintained despite balmy temperatures
Social distancing should be maintained despite balmy temperatures

Such lofty temperatures could entice people to beaches or beauty spots, however a number of councillors and MPs have been outspoken in encouraging people not to be tempted.

Today, The Dogs Die in Hot Cars coalition group launched its annual welfare campaign in the wake of the lockdown's partial easing.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Dr Samantha Gaines said: “While the country is still in lockdown, the Government has eased some restrictions just as the weather forecast predicts more hot temperatures sweeping across the country.

“It means more people are likely to be out and about with their dogs and we want to remind owners that dogs can struggle in the heat.

"We’d urge everybody to consider their pet’s welfare, and to never ever leave them alone in stationary vehicles on a warm day. Leaving your dog at home with access to water and somewhere that is cool is safer.”

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