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Kent weather: Flood warning issued as heatwave set to be replaced by heavy rain and thunderstorms

PUBLISHED: 12:18 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:18 27 June 2017

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Some locations could see 20-30 mm of rain in just an hour

Last week’s heatwave which had the county sweating is now set to be swiftly replaced by heavy rain and thunderstorms over the coming days, with the Met Office even issuing a flood warning.

The yellow rain warning - which suggests very low likelihood of medium impacts - has been set for Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning, with heavy rain and showers, locally accompanied by storms, expected to develop and move across Kent, before gradually easing during the night.

Some locations could see 20-30 mm of rain in just an hour and very locally 40-60 mm over six to 12 hours, which could lead to surface water flooding, including to some homes and businesses, and to difficult driving conditions, especially across urban areas.

Weather chiefs add that as with any showery situation, some places may see the large rainfall totals while other places may remain dry.

A spokesperson said: “Further heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop on Wednesday and Thursday, especially during the afternoon, which will need watching.

“Friday looks like being generally dry during the day but a band of rain is expected to move southeast during the evening and night.

“The weekend will see a good deal of dry weather although some light rain or showers are possible.”

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