England could see drought in August if dry weather persists, Environment Agency warns

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Swathes of England may face drought as soon as August if the hot and dry weather persists, the Environment Agency has confirmed. A dry spring and early summer have already withered rivers and reservoirs and watered down water quality in many parts of England, pushing most of the country into "prolonged dry weather" status, the first of four drought categories. Whether areas will tip into the second "drought" stage hinges on when the rain returns, and whether it adds up to more or less than usual. Chances could be washed away within weeks if it rains, or the risk could remain for months. For the latest developments: https://news.sky.com/climate #drought #skynews #weather For the latest developments: https://news.sky.com/climate SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/channel/skynewsespanol Sky News videos are also available in German here/Hier können Sie außerdem Sky News-Videos auf Deutsch finden: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHYg31l2xrF-Bj859nsOfnA To enquire about licensing Sky News content, you can find more information here: https://news.sky.com/info/library-sales
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