Why is the UK still in a drought?

Wednesday 19th Oct 2022, 12.30pm

Here in the UK, we have a reputation for grey, drizzly weather. But there’s no denying that this summer was HOT and this summer was DRY. With soaring temperatures and little to no rain for weeks on end, it was no surprise that we found ourselves in a drought, with a ban on hosepipes declared and careful use of water encouraged. But, did you know that we’re still in that drought? In this episode of the Big Questions Podcast we chat to Dr Anna Murgatroyd to find out what characterises a drought, why we’re still in one, and – faced with a changing climate – how we can maintain access to a safe and reliable water source into the future.

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