Drought spreads across Britain

More than half of the UK is now officially facing a drought
More than half of the UK is now officially facing a drought Credit: ITV News

The Environment Agency says that 17 additional counties, mainly in the South-West and Midlands, are now officially in drought. Follow ITV's regional coverage with Central, Meridian and Wales.

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Half of Britain in drought

The Environment Agency has declared official drought zones in a further 17 English counties and warned the shortages could last until Christmas or beyond. It is the worst national water shortage since 1976.