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WEATHER WARNING: Heavy rain and thunderstorms expected across Kent from Thursday

PUBLISHED: 10:12 05 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:07 05 July 2017

A yellow rain warning has been issued by the Met Office and KCC

A yellow rain warning has been issued by the Met Office and KCC

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Another heatwave, reaching 30 degrees, is likely to follow

Forecasters are warning of heavy showers and thunderstorms across the south east from Thursday which are likely to cause difficult driving conditions, transport disruptions and power outages.

A yellow rain warning will come into force from 6am tomorrow, July 6, meaning there is low likelihood of medium impacts.

Kent could see 25-30mm of rain in just an hour and as much as 50mm in three hours. Lightning and hail are also a risk.

The Met Office have also issed a yellow warning for flooding.

However, as with any showery situation some places will see the heavy or intense showers while many places could remain completely dry.

A spokesperson for Kent County Council transport team, said: “Although the warning continues through Thursday night the worst of the showers look like clearing to the north by early Thursday afternoon with sunny spells and only isolated showers following from the south. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to high-20 degrees celsius, possibly exceeding 30 in places.”

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