Reservoirs remain low despite recent rain, says Environment Agency

With heavy rain over much of the region today, some people may well be asking if we really are still in a drought.

Since Anglian Water introduced a hosepipe ban earlier this month, it's rained pretty much every day.

However, the Environment Agency insists that reservoir levels remain low and a lot more rain is needed over the coming months to make any real impact on the dry conditions.

At his farm in North Suffolk, David Laurie welcomed the recent wet conditions, even if today's heavy rain prevented him spraying crops and planting potatoes.

He said: "it's a bit ironic we're being held up by the rain but we've been so desperate for some that we'll put up with this in the hope it'll provide some long-term benefit for farmers and growers in East Anglia."