A return of a summer heatwave will hit the UK next week due to an African plume bringing temperatures of 34C.
The mid-30Cs weather will unfortunately coincide with a hose ban that will first hit the South East regions of Kent and Sussex in order to restrict water use in August.
South East Water said the high temperatures recorded in July, resulted in them being forced to produce additional 120 litres of extra water.
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The water supply company said the extra water they were forced to produce was the equivalent of producing water for four towns the size of Maidstone or Eastbourne.
Kent and Sussex are among the first regions in the country forced to abide by the new rule due to the areas being the driest they've ever been since 1836 and 1911, respectively.
Interactive weather model WX Charts showed that the South East will reach highs of 34C by midday, on the same day the hose ban comes into play on August 12.
British Weather Services’ senior meteorologist Jim Dale said: "A spike from the south out of Africa and up from Spain and France again makes 34C entirely possible.”
David Hinton, CEO of South East Water, urged the public to resist the temptation of using water to filling up pools and abide by the new rules as rainfall has been scarce in the region and will continue to be for August.
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“During July in the South East, we have only seen 8% of average rainfall for the month.
“As the long-term forecast for August and September is for similar weather we are taking this step to introduce temporary restrictions on the use of hosepipes and sprinklers to make sure we have enough water for our customers’ essential use, ensure we can serve our vulnerable customers and to protect the local environment.
“With the lack of rainfall, the environment is also under considerable pressure with our underground water aquifers below average for the time of year across Kent and Sussex and raw water reservoirs also at a lower level for the time of year.
“By taking this action now we will be able to reduce the amount of water we take from already stressed local water sources.”
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