It's been torrential across much of the south east today but the weather for much of the summer has been glorious. What a contrast to last year's washout! For many local businesses and tourist attractions, the good weather was crucial.
So how have they done in the last few months? David Johns has been to find out, speaking to Kevin Attwood from the Kent County Agricultural Society; shopkeeper Peter Avey; and David Foley from the Thanet & East Kent Chamber of Commerce.
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Friday night's forecast for the east of the region
Friday night's forecast for the west of the region