UK drought update

Thu, Jun 2, 2011

Climate Change

Between March and the end of May Britain as a whole was at its hottest and driest since 1910, which is as far back as records go.

April was also the sunniest since 1929.

Since the beginning of March on average there has only been 2in or 65mm of rain, which has led to dangerously low water levels in some of Britain’s reservoirs as well as disasters like bushfires, which are usually associated with extremely dry countries like Australia.

Some areas like East Anglia have only seen a measly 17mm of rain.

The Environment Agency has already put together a drought plan amid fears that Britain may have a summer like 1976 – the hottest summer on record.

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