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Kent set for a scorcher as weather forecasters predict hottest day of the year so far

Kent residents will be continuing to bask in sunshine today, in what could be the hottest day of the year.

Temperatures across the county are set to hit as high as 25 degrees in some areas, according to the Met Office.

Kent's temperature forecast from Windy.com

Forecasters predict Dartford could see the highest temperature in the county, and even though some clouds could be due, it is not expected to fall below 17 degrees all day.

High pressure shifting to the east has meant southerly winds drawing warmth from Spain, leading to the mini heatwave.

Many parts of the county are expected to be hotter than the Mediterranean.

However, the county's coastal towns are likely to be cooler, with Deal only forecast to reach a still respectable 21 degrees.

Some residents will be hoping the temperatures will not encourage tourists to make the trip to the beaches amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Kent is set to feel the heat again today
Kent is set to feel the heat again today

While the beaches were quiet on Saturday, they were noticeably busier on Sunday and there are fears that they could become even more crowded with more good weather.

A number of traders, councillors and MPs have been outspoken in encouraging people not to be tempted to make the trip.

Kent Police Assistant Chief Constable Claire Nix said: "Members of the public are encouraged to follow the latest government advice around social distancing outside of their homes.

"Kent Police officers were on patrol across the county on Sunday to engage with individuals and encourage them to take personal responsibility for adhering to the advice for their own safety and that of other people."

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