The UK has been hit with record levels of soaring temperatures this year which has seen rivers starting to dry up along with reservoirs.
Experts are warning that hosepipe bans could last until October because they fear it will not rain enough.
The Met Office’s Grahame Madge told The Times, “I would suspect it’s going to take a while for meaningful rainfall to come through.”
Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Tony Wardle said, ‘Heatwave criteria look likely to be met for large areas of the UK later this week, with the hottest areas expected in central and southern England and Wales on Friday and Saturday.
“Temperatures could peak at 35°C, or even an isolated 36°C on Saturday.
“Elsewhere will see temperatures widely into the high 20s and low 30s Celsius later this week as temperatures build day on day through the week due to an area of high pressure extending over much of the UK.
“Coupled with the high daytime temperatures will be continued warm nights, with the mercury expected to drop to only around low 20s Celsius for some areas in the south.”
Wardle added, “Further south, which has seen little rain for some time now, dryness will continue through the week and provide no relief for parched land, especially in the South East.”
The Isle of Man introduced their own hosepipe ban in July and last week Southern Water issued a ban in Hampshire the Isle of Wight and in Kent and Sussex South East water put in placed bans.
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