Covered by the BBC     It might feel wet this week but experts are warning that parts of England need unseasonable rainfall to compensate for an abnormally dry winter. Rivers in some of England and Wales ran their lowest on record for February, according to data from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. […]

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From the Guardian The scenes are rare enough in mid-summer; in early March, they are unprecedented. Lac de Montbel in south-west France is more than 80% empty, the boats of the local sailing club stranded on its desiccated brown banks. In northern Italy, tourists can walk to the small island of San Biagio, normally reached […]

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England had its driest February in 30 years according to provisional figures from the Met Office, as meteorological winter concluded with a dry and mild month for most. Rainfall was in short supply in February, with high pressure dominating much of the month and no UK nation reaching its long-term average rainfall for February. England […]

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One hot, dry spell away from drought returning this summer, National Drought Group warns The Environment Agency and National Drought Group members continue to take action to reduce risks, improve water supplies and protect the environment. Following the driest summer in nearly 30 years, experts are warning that another hot dry spell could see drought […]

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