UK Hydrological Status Update - early August 2018

The summer of 2018 has continued to deliver plenty of reliable holiday weather, but the heatwave conditions have also caused significant impacts on people and the environment. The persistent hot and dry conditions have led to concerns over water supplies. Here we continue our blog post series helping to put the current weather and water situation in context.

UK Hydrological Status Update - early July 2018

An update on the UK's water situation during the current dry weather from Jamie Hannaford and colleagues in CEH's Hydrological Status and Outlooks group...

Our previous blog posts discussed the dryness of late 2016 and early 2017, along with a damper interlude in summer 2017, culminating in a December 2017 update which highlighted the potential for drought and water resources stress in 2018.

The UK Drought Portal - near real-time updates

CEH's UK Drought Portal is an online tool that allows users to explore and monitor the latest drought situation across the UK using near real-time data. Jamie Hannaford, leader of our Hydrological Status and Reporting Group, tells us more about the capabilities of the service and who should be using it...

What is the UK Drought Portal?

The UK Drought Portal is a tool to help visualise the current meteorological drought status across the UK, and to put the current situation in a long-term context.

Hydrological Status Update

Jamie Hannaford, Leader Hydrological Status & Reporting Group at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, presents an update on the current hydrological situation which shows that parts of the UK have been unseasonably dry in April...

The hydrological monitoring and assessment systems maintained by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology currently indicate that parts of the UK have been unseasonably dry in April, adding to a longer spell of dry weather since the autumn of 2016 and earlier in some places.

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