London: Prolonged heatwave conditions have created havoc in England, causing a drought-like situation in several parts of the country. Therefore, several restrictions have been declared on domestic and commercial water use for those living in those areas.
However, parts of the southwest, southern and central England, and all of eastern England are badly affected due to the heatwave this year.
“We are currently experiencing a second heatwave after what was the driest July on record for parts of the country,” said UK Water Minister Steve Double.
“We are better prepared than ever before for periods of dry weather, but we will continue to closely monitor the situation, including its impacts on farmers and the environment, and take further action as needed,” he said.
Residents and businesses in the affected areas have been warned to remain cautious and use water wisely. Don’t waste the natural resources any more.
Several parts of England are under the grip of high temperatures for the time being as the country has experienced very little rainfall. Earlier, the temperature in the UK had touched 40 degrees Celsius in southern England.
As per the UK Environment Agency, England has been experiencing less rainfall for the last five consecutive months and above average temperatures. So, due to less moisture, its effect would be detrimental to the agriculture sector, wildlife and speculation on wildfires is at high risk.
Scientists have warned that the mood of the weather has changed as a result of the use of fossil fuels, which produce carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide traps the heat of the sun in the atmosphere, causing temperatures to rise.