With water levels in chalk streams exceptionally low, the Environment Agency has declared further drought areas in our region. Now Dorset, parts of Hampshire and most of Wiltshire are affected. More details on this story later.
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Friday morning's forecast for the west of the region
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region
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