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Could August summer bank holiday be the hottest ever in Kent?

Kent may be in for its hottest ever summer bank holiday Monday.

August has seen thunder, lightning, and high winds so far - now it's finally time for some sun.

On Saturday and Sunday temperatures are expected to reach at least 30C.

Heatwave in Kent with potentially record breaking temperatures

This could continue into next week, which may set a new record for the August bank holiday Monday.

The current highest UK temperature on this day is 31.5C in Heathrow, London in 2001.

After breaking the record for the hottest day ever already this year, it sure has been a sizzler of a summer.

We may see a heatwave this weekend
We may see a heatwave this weekend

The Met Office has issued a level two yellow heat warning for the county, with a 70% probability of heat health criteria being met between 6pm on Saturday and 9am on Tuesday.

This mean a heatwave is likely and health advice is issued to the public.

KentOnline has some tips on how to stay safe in the sun here.

From tomorrow, south easterly winds will draw the warm air from Europe towards the UK, bringing rising temperatures along with dry and settled weather.


Deputy chief meteorologist, Dan Harris said: “August has been mixed so far with some rather unsettled spells for many, however that’s going to change this weekend as we see high temperatures, sunshine and light winds return.

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis said: "With summer returning in time for the weekend for many of us, it’s going to mean millions of us take to the road for day trips and short breaks.

"Unfortunately, as the temperature rises so can the chances of a breakdown – so it’s important drivers check over their vehicle before setting out.

"Hungry, thirsty or tired passengers can also be recipes for in-car irritability – and ‘carguments’ – so pack enough food and water to keep your passengers happy, and plan in enough breaks along the way.”

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