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

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.

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