Kent weather: County set to be rocked by strong winds and heavy rain on Wednesday

PUBLISHED: 14:08 26 January 2016 | UPDATED: 14:08 26 January 2016




Storm Jonas arrives from trip across the Atlantic

Heavy rain is expected to hit the county from the early hours of tomorrow morning, with some intense bursts giving up to 10mm in an hour.

It comes as the county gets whipped by the storm which brought such heavy snow to the east coast of the US.

And it has prompted the Met Office to issue a yellow rain warning between 3am and 6pm on Wednesday. That suggests there is a medium likelihood of low impact due to the weather.

Rain is expect to move east across the south east this afternoon but generally be light and won’t lead to any impacts.

However, heavy rain will be pushed into Kent overnight.

This rain will continue on and off throughout Wednesday before gradually clearing during the evening.

A spokesman for Kent County Council said: “Before clearing there could be a few especially heavy bursts of rain as the front goes through, possibly giving 5-10 mm in an hour. We expect to see 15-20 mm of rain quite widely.

“The rain could lead to localised surface water flooding in prone locations and difficult driving conditions at times.”

Strong to gale force south-westerly winds will also develop today with gusts of 30-40 mph expected inland but as much as 45-50 mph possible near the coast and over windward hills.

This may lead to a few damaged trees and exacerbate the difficult driving conditions. The wind will ease during the evening and night.

And don’t hold out much hope for the weekend - it’s set to be rainy throughout.


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