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Kent weather: Met Office warns of FLOODING as heatwave breaks with rain, thunder and lightning heading our way

PUBLISHED: 13:29 21 June 2017

Hot weather set to come to an end. Pic: PA Wire

Hot weather set to come to an end. Pic: PA Wire

Warning of floods and lightning hitting power supplies as solid sunshine set for rude end

Enjoy the heatwave while it lasts - because on Thursday morning a weather warning has been issued for heavy rain and thunderstorms to sweep across Kent and the south east.

As temperatures have soared into the 30s all week, the weather will finally ease tomorrow morning, say forecasters.

And between 6am and 1pm there is a yellow rain warning in force.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “A band of heavy, thundery showers is expected to move from west to east on Thursday morning. Some places will miss these, but where they do occur there is potential for heavy downpours producing sudden localised flooding of homes and businesses and disruption to power supplies from lightning strikes.”

Chief Meteorologist Steve Willington said “The high pressure that has dominated our weather of late is starting to move away, allowing fresher air in from the west. A cold front that will pass through the UK will mark an end to the hot spell of weather in the south and bring cloudier skies and lower temperatures.

“It hasn’t been sunny and warm for everyone this week, northern England and Scotland have been around 10°C cooler with much more cloud. Today there is a pulse of thundery showers moving eastwards which will bring some intense downpours for some.”

The weather is set to return to more traditional temperatures for this time of year over the weekend.

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