水不足に見舞われた国として熱波が山火事を助長 – ライブフォロー

水不足に見舞われた国として熱波が山火事を助長 - ライブフォロー
Extreme heat warning will come into force this week with temperatures forecast to hit mid-30s

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Aftermath of Dagenham wildfires shows devastation

Wildfires and water shortages are ramping up across the UK as the country braces itself for soaring temperatures in a fresh 熱波.

Several grass fires broke out parts of southern and central England on Tuesday, including a blaze on the M25 near Enfield, ロンドン北部, which saw about five hectares of grass and shrubland set alight, the London Fire Brigade said.

Rushmere Heath で別の大規模な火災が発生しました。, イプスウィッチの近く, サフォーク, 人々はその地域を避けるように言われ、住民は煙のためにドアと窓を閉めておくように忠告されました.

その間, Thames Water – which supplies water to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley – became the latest water company to signal it will bring in a ホース禁止 in the face of the hot, 乾いた夏.

It came as the UK Health Security Agency extended its heat health warning for an extra day to Sunday evening over concerns the temperatures could affect public health.

A four-day Met Office extreme heat alert will come into force on Thursday, warning hot temperatures are likely to impact vulnerable people’s health and the wider population could also be hit by heat-related illness.

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Simple water-saving changes to your routine at home

Water UK has published a number of handy tips for the home and garden to limit water usage and help take the strain off supplies.

Swathes of water companies have already signalled they will bring in a hosepipe ban to conserve water supply in the face of the hot, 乾いた夏.

Here are seven ways you can help:

  • Keep your shower time to just 4 分
  • Replace your old shower head with a water efficient version
  • Only run the dishwasher when it’s full
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
  • Wait for a full load before running your washing machine
  • Use the eco setting on your dishwasher or washing machine
  • Try to reuse water whenever you can
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Oxfordshire village becomes ‘first area in UK to run dry’

A village in Oxfordshire has been named as the first area in the UK to have had its water supply run dry, leaving residents to rely on bottled and tanker water deliveries from Thames Water.

Northend is usually supplied by the Stokenchurch Reservoir, which ran dry as demand soared in the face of the hot, 乾いた夏, レポート 電信.

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Welcome to our live coverage on UK weather as temperatures are set to soar.

Tuesday brought with it a fresh wave of grass fires as water shortages continued to ramp up across the UK.

The UK Health Security Agency also extended its heat health warning for an extra day to Sunday evening, while the four-day Met Office extreme heat alert is expected to come into force on Thursday.

今のところ, here’s the Met Office outlook for today’s weather:

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We are pausing our live updates for the evening.

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How the heat is affecting the natural environment

The UK has seen dry conditions which, combined with last month’s record-breaking heatwave, have depleted rivers, reservoirs and aquifers and dried up soils, hitting agriculture, water supplies and wildlife and raising the risk of wildfires.

Analysis from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology warns river flows are set to remain exceptionally low in central, southern and eastern England until October.

Groundwater levels in southern England and South Wales will be below normal and exceptionally low in some areas for the next three months, と言いました.

Several inches of extra rain, in addition to what would normally be expected, is needed to overcome the dry conditions in parts of southern England.

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Temperatures to build throughout week, 気象庁は言う

The Met Office has recapped its forecast for the week, saying temperatures are expected to increase and peak at the weekend.

See here:

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How to keep cool in the day

And here are some more tips on how to keep cool during the day:

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How to keep cool at night in a heatwave

Heatwaves can often lead to very warm nights that many may find very uncomfortable, especially without a fan or air-conditioning.

My colleagues サラ・ヤング そして ケイト・ング have taken a look about how to keep cool at night as temperatures swelter:

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Why is the UK underprepared for extreme heat?

Compared with other countries, the UK is underprepared for these heatwaves, 専門家は言う.

ジェーン・ダルトン takes a look at why and what can be done:

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Advice on how to keep coolfrom councils

Councils are issuing advice on how to keep cool in the hot weather. See more here:

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