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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Simon's Blog - Winter Wonderland
Tuesday night's weather for the west of the region