Kent weather: Severe gales tonight and SNOW (yes, SNOW) at the weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:19 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:09 12 September 2017

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Windy weather on its way


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It may not be quite up to Hurricane Irma power, but Kent is set to get battered overnight as gales sweep in - and there could be snow showers at the weekend.

The high winds will mostly hit coastal regions and be accompanied by occasionally heavy downpours.

The first named storm of the season, Storm Aileen could bring disruption to transport and bring down power cables.

A yellow wind warning - meaning a low likelihood of medium impacts - is in place for Kent from 8pm tonight to 10am Wednesday.

Says a Met Office spokesman: “Tonight there will be rain, sometimes heavy, spreading east with broken cloud and isolated showers following.

“It will become generally windy, but very windy along the south coast with gales developing here, perhaps locally severe gales.”

And the rest of the week isn’t look much better.

Wednesday is expected to see sunny intervals and isolated showers. The Met Office spokesman added: “The showers will be sometimes heavy with perhaps hail and thunder.

“It will be windy and feeling cooler with gales in places, those mainly along the coast, and they could be severe.”

Although the strongest winds will be further north across central and northern parts of England and Wales some fairly strong winds will affect Kent and Sussex for a time overnight. The south-westerly wind will increase during the evening and night with gusts of 40-50 mph inland and 50-60 mph along the coast.

The strongest winds across Kent and East Sussex are expected between 10pm this evening and 5am tomorrow morning with the wind turning westerly and gradually easing thereafter although remaining fairly breezy throughout Wednesday especially along the coast.

Kent County Council highways added: “Further rain, sleet and snow showers are possible on Saturday night and Sunday but limited, if any, accumulations are expected.

“The fresh to strong east to north-easterly wind will make it feel bitterly cold on Sunday even though the actual temperature will be slightly higher.”


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