The continuing drought across our region could have disastrous effects on wildlife - that's the warning from conservationists. The lack of rain means rivers and streams are starting to run dry. With many animals now entering the breeding season, it's feared they could fail to raise young.
Malcolm Shaw reports from a Sussex nature reserve and speaks to experts Paul Spiers from the RSPB and John Sutton from the Environment Agency.
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Thursday night's forecast for the west of the region
Thursday night's forecast for the east of the region
Thursday afternoon's weather for the west of the region