UK water shortages

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Full hosepipe and sprinkler bans in Crawley, Horsham, Chichester, Littlehampton, Worthing and Brighton and Hove. Also the villages of Cholderton, Wiltshire, and Shipton Bellinger, Hampshire.

Ban on unattended sprinklers and hosepipes in Hastings and Rye (East Sussex), Broadstairs (Kent) and Medway (Kent).

AREAS IN DANGER

Hampshire/Thames Valley

The Environment Agency warns that the area has received only two-thirds of average rainfall since November last year.

South-west

Rainfall has been just 58 per cent of average for July. Reservoir levels at below 75 per cent of capacity.Last week's rainfall was 3 per cent of average.

Wales

Rainfall has been 64 per cent of average. For last week, rainfall was 6 per cent of average.

Thames

Rainfall at 72 per cent of average for this month.

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