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Kent weather: Yellow warning in Kent as Met Office predicts thunderstorms


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Thunderstorms and heavy rain are set to lash the county.

Severe weather may bring disruption to parts of Kent this weekend, according to the Met Office's warning.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Saturday. Picture: Met Office
A yellow weather warning has been issued for Saturday. Picture: Met Office

There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, with damage to some buildings from water, lightning strikes or hail.

Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures and there is a small chance that some communities could become cut off by flooded roads.

There is also a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

Yellow weather warnings are in place this weekend Picture: iStock
Yellow weather warnings are in place this weekend Picture: iStock

The warning is in force until midnight and where heavy showers occur up to 40mm of rain could fall within just a few hours.

The weather system is expected to form on Saturday morning and move north before eventually clearing into the North Sea in the afternoon.

The Met Office explains a good rule of thumb is "if it’s time for your wipers, it’s time to slow down" when driving.

Avoid getting stuck on Kent's roads by keeping up-to-date on all of the latest traffic and travel news here or by following our live blog

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

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