Published: 14:46, 09 June 2021
| Updated: 14:48, 09 June 2021
Temperatures will continue to rise this weekend - with parts of the county rivalling sun-kissed destinations in the Mediterranean.
The mercury could hit 27C in Gravesend on Sunday, matching expected conditions in holiday hotspots such as Málaga on the Costa del Sol and on the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kos.
With many Brits feeling downcast about the poor forecast for foreign getaways this summer thanks to Covid, the blue skies and light breezes promise to raise spirits after a damp and dreary May.
The warm weather coincides with England's first game of this summer's Euro 2020 football championships, with the Three Lions taking on Croatia at 2pm.
There are plenty of places to watch the game live, including a number of venues showing the match from Wembley on big screens outdoors.
Those out and about enjoying the sunny weather, and hopefully an England win, are advised to take precautions - with the Met Office UV index forecast predicting the highest possible sun strength on Sunday.
The forecast - which identifies the strength of the ultraviolet radiation from the sun - says swathes of the south of England will be at level eight around the middle of the day on Sunday.
According to the Met Office, this level is rare even in this country.
The UV index does not exceed eight in the UK, while nine and ten are common in parts of the Mediterranean.
People are advised to keep covered and wear a hat and sunglasses, spend time in the shade and use a high factor sun cream with good UVA protection to protect their skin.