An official drought has been declared in southern, central, and eastern parts of England. The move was announced following a meeting of the National Drought Group – made up of senior decision makers from the Environment Agency, government, water companies, and environmental protection groups. It comes after a prolonged period of dry weather and on the second day of a four-day heatwave during which temperatures are expected to reach 35C across large areas of the country.

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