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Thunderstorm warning from Met Office for Kent

By Rebecca Tuffin

Get your brolly out again - yet another weather warning has been issued for Kent.

The Met Office has announced a yellow weather warning, with torrential rain, thunder and lightning expected from 3pm on Sunday until midnight Monday.

Just last Tuesday, the county was hit with dramatic lightning storms, making for awesome sights.

It has also been claimed a UFO was spotted over Sheppey during the night.

The Met Office has released yet another yellow weather warning for Kent. Picture: Met Office
The Met Office has released yet another yellow weather warning for Kent. Picture: Met Office

However, the risks of storms will be met with hot and humid weather, with temperatures in the high 20s expected by Wednesday.

As low pressure develops to the west of the UK by the end of this weekend, the warm air from Europe will be drawn towards the UK, allowing temperatures here to rise.

Deputy chief meteorologist, Laura Ellam said: “High pressure will bring a brief spell of warmer, drier and sunnier weather this weekend.

Lightning strikes at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne on Tuesday. Picture: Greg Esson
Lightning strikes at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne on Tuesday. Picture: Greg Esson

"But as low pressure re-establishes later on Sunday, we’re going to see a return to the heavy rain and thunderstorms we’ve seen so far this June."

Along with the vast majority of England, Kent residents can expect disruption to travel and possible flooding on Sunday and Monday.

The Met Office said: "There is a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from flooding, lightning, hail or strong winds.

"Power cuts may occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures."

It comes soon after parts of the county witnessed the worst flooding seen in 30 years as Snodland and Birling residents were faced with water streaming down roads and into their homes.

A month's worth of rain fell on Monday, June 10, causing treacherous conditions on roads and motorways and a leisure centre also faces a £10,000 clean-up bill after water poured through the roof.

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