Tehran (IP)- Amber heat warning is in place in parts of England and Wales, and scorching weather is expected over the weekend.

Iran PressEurope: Wildfires could continue to break out across the UK this weekend, as the Environment Agency (EA) warns that the drought in England could persist into next year.

The Met Office has issued an amber heat warning across parts of England and Wales, as regions are braced for temperatures as high as 35C.

The alert comes as drought was officially declared in eight regions: Devon and Cornwall, Solent and South Downs, Kent and south London, Hertfordshire and north London, East Anglia, Thames, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire, and east Midlands.

John Curtin, executive director for local operations at the EA, said that after the driest summer in 50 years, it would take “weeks’ worth of rain” to replenish water sources.

Three water companies, Welsh Water, Southern Water, and South East Water, have all imposed hosepipe bans, while Yorkshire Water has announced a ban will start on 26 August, and Thames Water is planning one in the coming weeks. 


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