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Kent weather: Yellow warning issued for rain this weekend


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Torrential rain and thunder will once again batter the county this weekend.

Heavy rain and thundery showers are expected all over the region, which may lead to flooding and transport disruption.

A yellow warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office for this weekend.
A yellow warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office for this weekend.

It comes after flash flooding hit parts of central Kent yesterday, with monsoon-like conditions turning roads into rivers in moments.

Temperatures have also soared across the county, nudging towards 30C.

Earlier the Met said more high temperatures were expected over the next two days.

The Met Office have said there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded or damaged, that delays in train and bus services may occur and driving conditions may become difficult.

Rain and thunderstorms are expected to spread from the southwest on Friday, introducing unsettled conditions to much of England and Wales.

Heavy thundery showers are likely to break out during the day, particularly on Sunday, which could be widespread and locally torrential.

There is the potential for up to 10cm to build up in some locations over the course of the weekend and lightning and hail are also expected.

Much of the thunder and rain in Kent is expected for Sunday, with the county likely to face thundery showers between 1pm and 4pm.

The yellow warning is set to end on Monday.

For all the forecasts, warnings and weather related news, click here.

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