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UK warned about hosepipe ban as May is set to be the driest in 124-years

by LLB Reporter
27th May 20 9:44 am

Scorching hot weather is on the horizon for May until June and the Met Office have said Northumberland saw just 15mm of rainfall since March.

With the weather forecast predicting higher temperatures than the Mediterranean there are warnings of a potential hosepipe ban in parts of the UK.

Met Office forecaster Nicola Maxey told The Sun of May’s weather, “Chances are we are going to see the all-time record broken, making this month England’s driest May since 1896.”

Unite Utilities who are a water provider have said they are weeks away from their reservoirs falling to low levels.

The firm said, “We encourage people to save water, especially as coronavirus is seeing more home water use.”

Affinity Water in the South of England asked customers, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield, to only use water that they need.

The company sent a text message to customers which read, “With hot weather and more people at home, demand for water has significantly increased, so you may experience lower pressure than usual.

“Let’s work together and only use what we need so pressures can return to normal.”

Affinity added on their website, “Remember to keep hydrated during the warm weather and continue to follow Government guidelines on handwashing to stop the spread of coronavirus.”

The Met Office said on Twitter on Tuesday, “Over the next few days, it looks set to be very warm in many places.

“Today and tomorrow the highest temperatures will be in the South East, but as the week goes on the peak of the warmth will transfer north and west #StayHomeSaveLives # StayAlert”.

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