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UK heatwave and drought may lead to forage shortages

The UK looks set for a prolonged dry spell with the mercury rising for a two week long heatwave predicted to start this saturday, making May the hottest recorded for 350 years.With the continuing lack of any significant rain apart from the few showers we have had in the last week we face the very real prospect of a severe drought across the country.
Average temperature in England so far this month was 13C (55F) – five degrees warmer than average and ranking it in the top 6% of hottest Mays since records began in 1659.

Dry April threatens drought across europe

Despite the current spell of showers new satellite maps highlight the effect of the lack of rainfall in April. http://bbc.in/kVMpeu
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