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NASA satellite shows drought-hit UK turning brown

STORY: The islands’ landscape was mostly green in June, but the picture taken on Saturday (August 13) shows a large spread of brown, especially across southern and eastern England.

The heatwave in Britain has hit hard again, with worries about how it would impact people’s health.

An official drought was declared on Saturday as low-water levels and tinder-dry conditions continued across the country.

The move is expected to trigger stricter controls on water use, some water companies have already announced restrictions, including hosepipe bans.

England suffered its driest July since 1935, with only 35% of the average rainfall for the month and record-breaking 40C heat.