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Are there hose bans? All areas affected and why

The UK has faced devastating temperatures this summer, withanotherheat wave hitting the country in just days.

Heat remains consistently high in southern England, withweather remaining dry in most areas.

Currently the Meteorological Agency is forecasting temperatures to reach 36 degrees later this week,further straining current water supplies.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Tony Wardle warned that only the North West of England could see real rain soon.

Tom explained:

"Further south, where we have had very little rain for some time, a week of dryness will not help the dry land, especially in the southeast."

} Do you have a hose ban?

Hosepipe bans coming into force in England and Wales (


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Yes. However, it has so far only affected certain parts of England and Wales.

The Meteorological Agency has warned of "no meaningful rainfall" on the horizon, meaning the ban could last until October. increase.

A Southern Water spokesperson issued a stern warning earlier this month, stating: Permit lasts for 6 months or until flow exceeds 500ml per day for 21 consecutive days.”

One hosepipe ban has already been implemented, and several have already been confirmed that will begin in the coming weeks.

Further announcements are likely as temperatures continue to rise across the UK.

What areas have hosepipe bans confirmed?

This Bureau of Meteorology map will be released later this week. Indicates where extreme heat is expected (


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Initial The hose pipe ban affected Southern Water's customers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

This will take effect August 5th, said Dr. Allison Hoyle, Director of Risk and Compliance, Southern Water.

"We are asking everyone in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to support these measures and do their bit by using only the water they need."

A water ban was issued in the South East, starting on 12th August, affecting Kent and Sussex.

Pembrokeshire also introduced a hose pipe ban from August. 19.

What are the penalties for violating the hose ban?

Violations of hose bans can result in large fines (


If you find someone breaking the hosepipe ban, you might be fined up to £1,000.

Southern Water explains: "Any breach can result in a fine of up to £1,000.

"We would like to thank all our customers who have supported these restrictions and made every effort possible. Please protect your local rivers.”

Plumbers are urging people to keep an eye on their neighbors to make sure they are not ignoring the rules.

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