The British authorities announced today, Friday, that the regions of south-west Wales have entered a state of drought, due to the increase in temperatures.
“It was decided to declare a drought in south west Wales after it became clear that the lack of rain and the recent heatwave had put significant pressure on rivers, reservoirs and groundwater levels,” said Natalie Hall. , Natural Resources Officer for Wales, in a statement.
“Even if it rains in parts of Wales, it will take a long time to recover from the drought, which makes water a valuable resource,” Hall said.
According to Natural Resources Wales, the south-west of the province today met official drought criteria, after experiencing the 5 driest months between March and July in 40 years.
And British authorities banned the use of water hoses, for the first time in 30 years, in two of the country’s provinces, after below-average rainfall.
Under the ban, residents are prohibited from watering their gardens, filling swimming pools and ponds, and washing their cars.
Last week, the British government officially announced that several regions of the Kingdom had entered a state of drought due to high temperatures and lack of rain.
The drought hit parts of the southern, central and eastern Kingdom after a long period of hot, dry weather, according to the British Environment Agency’s National Drought Panel.
The UK experienced its driest and hottest summer on record, as the months of July and August saw two heat waves, during which temperatures of between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius were recorded.