Hosepipe bans have been introduced in different parts of the country and farmers could potentially be restricted from irrigating their crops, if the drought is prolonged. Watering crops could be banned in periods from August to October, which are crucial times for farming.
The National Drought Group, that includes government departments and affected groups, will discuss how to deal with extremely dry conditions faced by England. Other parts of the UK are also discussing potential strategies of response to drought.
Chairman of the National Fire Chief Council, Mark Hardingham, spoke to The Daily Telegraph: “I can’t remember a summer like this and I’ve been in the fire service 32 years.”