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Kent weather: Temperatures set to reach 33C as bank holiday sun continues

Temperatures are set to soar again today as the bank holiday weekend continues to see the sun shine.

Thousands are expected to head to the coast and to events around the county with forecasters predicting temperatures could peak at 33C this afternoon.

And the good news is the weather is set to continue into Bank Holiday Monday too.

Our beaches are expected to once again be busy today as temperatures soarPicture: Frank Leppard
Our beaches are expected to once again be busy today as temperatures soarPicture: Frank Leppard

A spokesman for the Met Office said the south east would enjoy some of the best of the sunshine: "Early mist and low cloud will soon clear to leave a fine and largely sunny day with light winds.

"It will be feeling hot inland, a little cooler near the coast though with gentle onshore breezes.

"Temperatures will reach a maximum of 33C."

Attractions are hoping for bumper crowds this weekend
Attractions are hoping for bumper crowds this weekend

And the hot weather is likely to be a vital shot in the arm to many events and attractions, which will hope the crowds will flock to their events.

Roads to the county's top beaches are expected to see heavy traffic.

Meanwhile, health chiefs are urging people to take care in the high temperatures.

Health chiefs are urging people to stay safe amid the bank holiday heat
Health chiefs are urging people to stay safe amid the bank holiday heat

Kent County Council director for public health, Andrew Scott-Clark, said: “Weather like this is something many people look forward to every year and go out and enjoy.

"But it’s worth remembering that sunny spells can pose health risks for some people.

"It’s important to protect yourself from too much sun or heat, to carry water when travelling and to think of those, such as young children or older people, who may feel the heat more acutely than others.”

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