Watch Tanya Mercer's report.
The driest winter in more than a decade across the Anglia region is putting farm crops at risk.
It has been two weeks since our last significant rainfall and some farmers say they have had to start irrigation early.
It comes as the Suffolk Wildlife Trust warned people over the dangers of using barbecues on dry heathland following a heath fire at Gunton Warren near Lowestoft over the weekend.
At the Euston Estate, near Thetford, the warm weather has made this a good spring for planting crops. But the warm dry weather is a double-edged sword. There has been than five inches of rain there in the last five months - and that has put their water supply in a vulnerable position.
Estate Director Andrew Blankiron says he can only remember two occasions over the last 10 years when irrigation began in March.
The last nine months have been the second driest on record with just 61% of average rainfall. With the added increase in temperatures, soil has become particularly dry and river levels are falling.
There could also be long-term implications too. If we get low rainfall and river levels continue as they are, farmers will be restricted from taking water supplies to irrigate the land.
The dry weather has already caused small heathland fires in parts of Suffolk over the past few days.
Although not uncommon, they are unusual so early in the years.
It has prompted the fire service to remind people of the dangers.