Landscapes across Britain are being starved of water after parts of England saw their direst July in records dating back to 1836.
Months of little rainfall, combined with record-breaking temperatures in July, have left rivers at exceptionally low levels, depleted reservoirs and dried out soils.
As a result of the dry conditions, parched parts of England are facing a hosepipe ban ahead of another predicted heatwave next week in an effort to conserve water.
The Met Office has warned there is “very little meaningful rain” on the horizon for parched areas of England as temperatures are set to climb into the 30s next week.
Photos taken before and amid the heatwave illustrate the impact of the lack of rain and soaring temperatures over the last few weeks.