Kent weather: The towns that will see the highest temperatures as heat health alert issued

Kent weather: The towns that will see the highest temperatures as heat health alert issued

It is again forecast to be a dry and hot day in Kent today (June 24), but it’s set to be even hotter tomorrow. According to the Met Office temperatures could soar to a sizzling 29C in parts of the county.

A yellow heat health alert has been issued for Kent by the government’s UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). Dr Agostinho Sousa, the UKHSA’s head of extreme events and health protection, said: “This heat health alert means in the coming days we are likely to experience another period of hot weather, so it’s important that everyone takes sensible precautions while enjoying the sun.”

As KentLive reported yesterday (June 23) the county is teetering on the brink of an official heatwave according to forecasters. The Met Office warned of the possibility of “heatwave criteria” being met as a “split” in weather formations sees temperatures soaring in the region.

The far South East is expected to see the hottest temperatures this weekend, peaking at 32C. In Kent it started off sunny in most of the county today but cloud is expected in the northern, western and south western parts of Kent from around lunchtime.

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That will continue to spread across the county today. But Dover, Margate, Rochester and Westerham will have sunny intervals or full sun and in the early evening it should be full sunshine for most of Kent to the end of the day.

Top temperature today is 27C in Rochester, Maidstone and Dartford. Westerham should see 26C with Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells and Margate at 25C. Bit cooler at Dover at 20C.

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  • June 24, 2023