With water restrictions about to come into force for consumers, what effect will the continuing drought have on our wildlife? The lack of rain is already causing rivers and streams to dry up across the Meridian region.
Experts say many species will find it increasingly hard as they enter the crucial breeding season this spring. At Pulborough Brooks nature reserve in Sussex, rare wetland birds are under threat.
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Five men who died in the water off Camber Sands were friends who had arrived to spend the day at the beach together, ITV News understands.
Helen Plint has the weather forecast for the west of the ITV Meridian region.
Helen Plint has the weather forecast for the east of the ITV Meridian region.