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Kent weather: Thunderstorms to hit Kent again this weekend

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 - with Saturday night predicted to be the only respite.

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.

There is a wind warning in place for the south coast of the county from 3pm to midnight

Strong, gusty east to northeasterly winds will develop through the afternoon and evening ahead of an area of thunderstorms.

Some places may see gales of 45 to 55 mph, especially along exposed coasts and near and over hills.

From 8pm today until 10pm tomorrow a thunderstorm warning is in place.

This is likely to bring frequent lightning, possible large hail and gusty winds as well as torrential rainfall for some.

Where this occurs, perhaps most likely in central parts of southern England, 25 to 35 mm of rain could fall within an hour, with possible flooding.

Further slow-moving thunderstorms will develop by Saturday afternoon across southern counties of England, easing only slowly through the evening.

There will be a renewed threat of torrential rainfall and flooding, some locations seeing 30 to 50 mm within an hour or two.

On Sunday from 9am until midnight heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop.

Some of the heaviest showers are expected to affect the southeast of England late morning after a period of early morning rainfall, before developing more widely during the afternoon.

Torrential downpours may develop in some places with hail and gusty winds and a potential for up to 80-100 mm of water to build up in some locations over the course of the day.

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

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

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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