Floods and high winds batter as Britain remains in drought

Judging by the miserable weather over the last two weeks you’d be forgiven for thinking that the recently announced drought period was over. As heavy rain swept across the UK, the Environment Agency issued 11 flood warnings across South-west England in the space of 24 hours, urging residents and businesses to take action. The agency’s Exeter office said two properties in Devon had been flooded.

Despite this the agency warned that due to hot weather prior to the periods of rain the ground had become hard and less able to absorb water which is leading to floods in many parts of Britain. As the country has seen drier winters in the last two years it would require two months of rainy weather to bring the water supply to the necessary level for the hose pipe ban to be lifted.

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