England declared a drought
Drought has been officially declared in England on Friday. According to a Bloomberg report, the government environment agency made the announcement amid fears of another heatwave. The situation has become so bad that water companies have started imposing restrictions on its use in households. There is a cry for water. The West, South, Central and East of England have been declared ‘drought’ areas following a meeting of the National Drought Group on Friday. This is how it rains in England. But after 87 years such dry weather is being seen there.
After 1935 the climate became so dry
According to the Meteorological Department, this is the driest weather in England since 1935. This time the country has to face heatwave and water supply problems in the summer season. “The current high temperatures we are experiencing have increased the pressure on wildlife and our aquatic environments,” said Harvey Bradshaw, head of the National Drought Group. The climate crisis caused by climate change has not only weakened the infrastructure there, but also threatened daily life.
The UK is facing a crisis on many fronts
In fact, the United Kingdom is currently struggling on many fronts. Rising energy prices have added to the woes of millions of households, weakened the economy, and soaring inflation has made it harder to survive in the cold. However, England is not alone in facing the problem of drought. The European Drought Observatory says that as of the end of July, 47% of EU countries are facing drought warnings and 17% are on alert. France is experiencing the worst drought on record and wildfires are at their peak. A fire warning has also been issued in some forests in Germany. The situation in Italy is also very serious.
This drought is terrible – Rishi Sanak
Tory leader and UK prime minister candidate Rishi Sunak told Times Radio on Friday that “the drought is very serious”. ‘And it really highlights what we need to do, our water companies are meeting all their responsibilities to fix the leaks,’ he said. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked Londoners and water companies to help save water in the city. “I am urging the water companies to take immediate action to stop the leaks, which are wasting millions of gallons of water every day. Along with this, Londoners can also play their part by saving as much water as possible at home.
The water level of many rivers is low
Britain’s agricultural industry is also being decimated by high temperatures and water supply problems. The water level of some rivers has reached an all-time low. Tom Bradshaw, vice president of the National Farmers Union, said: “The ground situation remains very challenging across agriculture.” According to him, “many farmers are facing serious problems ranging from lack of irrigation water to not having enough grass in winter and using fodder.” (Photos – Twitter Video)