Greens turn brown as the worst drought "since records began" hits southern England
Burley Golf Club in the New Forest has turned entirely brown, apart from just a single patch of green. Golfers were pictured practising on the course, which has been badly impacted by extremely low levels of rainfall. The south of England has experienced the driest July since records began in 1836.
Only 5.4mm of rain fell across the region last month...
Maps from the Environment Agency (EA) show that river levels across the UK are either below normal, notably low or exceptionally low across the country, with only two locations ranked as "normal".
Meanwhile, the National Drought Group (NDG) moved England into "Prolonged Dry Weather" status at an emergency meeting which took place at the end of last month. Read more