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2018 one of Kent's most extreme weather years

By KentOnline reporter

This year will be remembered by residents for suffering some of the most extreme weather experienced in Kent in recent years.

It began with the county being battered by the Beast from the East, which dumped up to 15 inches of snow on the county, causing widespread travel disruption and forcing hundreds of schools to close.

Then just as temperatures started to return to normal in the spring there was six weeks of heavy rain that caused flooding and made driving conditions treacherous.

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Many people were left stranded by heavy snow caused by the Beast from the East
Many people were left stranded by heavy snow caused by the Beast from the East

It left everyone looking forward to a nice warm summer, but many were left blistering as hot temperatures threatened to break records and raised fears of water shortages.

Kent's farmers have faced a relentless battle to keep their livestock safe and healthy.

A special KMTV programme looks at what the extreme weather has meant for this year’s harvest and the implications if such conditions should start to become the norm.

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