Drought Officially Declared In Several Parts Of England. After a protracted stretch of hot and dry weather, the British government announced on Friday that portions of southern, central, and eastern England had officially moved into drought status.
With barely 35% of the monthly average rainfall, July in England was the driest since 1935, and now portions of England and Wales are experiencing four days of “severe heat.”
Drought Officially Declared In Several Parts Of England. Water Minister Steve Double issued a statement saying, “All water firms have convinced us that key supplies are still safe.” “We are more prepared than ever before for dry spells, but we will continuously monitor the situation, including effects on farmers and the environment, and take further action if necessary,” the statement reads.
To conserve supplies, water providers will now start implementing previously agreed-upon drought measures. The government asked residents and businesses in drought-affected areas to use water prudently.
England’s most recent drought occurred in 2018.