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Kent hit by bizarre bank holiday weekend weather including sun and hail

Kent has been hit by a bizarre combination of weather conditions today - and it could be set to continue across the bank holiday weekend.

People have taken to social media to talk of their surprise at seeing hail in some areas of the county, including Sevenoaks and Folkestone, despite the recent warmth.

There have also been cold winds and rain in other areas, with sunny spells also occurring intermittently.

Kent has been hit by hail this weekend (9646237)
Kent has been hit by hail this weekend (9646237)

Earlier this week, the Met Office warned of a dip in temperatures and the possibility of sharp night frosts, as well as a risk of heavy showers for the south east.

For the rest of the weekend, the forecast predicts a fine but cold start to Sunday, with plenty of bright spells and maximum temperatures of 15 degrees.

Meanwhile, Monday is expected to be cool with hazy sunshine and the odd shower.

One benefit to the changeable weather was this rainbow over Rochester
One benefit to the changeable weather was this rainbow over Rochester

The RAC is warning that some 13 million leisure trips by car are expected to be taken throughout the weekend, making it the busiest in three years.

RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: “The colder nights could be enough to cause problems with older car batteries – seriously disrupting plans for a getaway.”

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

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