Drought could be declared tomorrow in ‘quite a few regions’, Sky News understands

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A drought could be declared in “quite a few regions” of the country tomorrow, a source from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has told Sky News.

The news contradicts earlier suggestions that a drought would only be declared in the South West.

The drought declaration is not expected to cover the whole country, a source added.

It will mean residents affected can expect to see a series of restrictions on domestic and commercial use of water – including hosepipe bans.

Much of the country is currently experiencing extreme heat and little rainfall.

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