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Kent weather: Snow forecast while flood alerts remain

Snow is coming to at least one area of Kent, while others have been told to brace for more potential flooding.

Five flood alerts remain in place across the county, while parts of west Kent, such as Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, are set to have a white weekend as snow hits.

Snow is coming to Kent this weekend. Picture: Matthew Walker
Snow is coming to Kent this weekend. Picture: Matthew Walker

Light snow is forecast for the west of the county during the day on Sunday, with a light dusting forecast for some other areas.

The best chance of a good snowfall will be around 9am; although residents should be aware that while temperatures will be around freezing, it will feel even colder – even as low as minus four.

However, the story is less pleasant for other parts of Kent, as flood alerts continue to remain in place for the river Medway, Stour, and Beult as the county recovers from Storm Christoph.

The alert for the Medway covers a large part of West Kent, from Maidstone to Tonbridge and even as far south as Hartfield and Crowborough.

Residents have also been told to be prepared for potential flooding on the Beult from Pluckley and Bethersden to Hampstead Lock at Yalding.

Flood warnings remain in place across the county
Flood warnings remain in place across the county

Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads close to the river, particularly in the Smarden and Staplehurst areas.

Meanwhile, Ashford continues to monitor the upper River Stour, with residents advised to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and to plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers.

Thankfully for residents, no alert is in place in the Canterbury area, which is still reeling from flooding last weekend.

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