In Britain, drinking water is rationed, quick showers and full washing machines are recommended
The drought in Britain has increased the panic, which is already written in shops and supermarkets. Bulk purchases have caused supermarkets to ration bottled drinking water, while millions of households have been affected by reductions in water supplies.
Residents in London, South West England, South and Central England and East England are officially in drought status where they are being asked to conserve water due to the hottest summer in 50 years with no rain.
The official declaration of drought does not automatically trigger legal restrictions on water use in England's eight areas, but it does put more pressure on water companies to stop customers from using water heavily. Washing vehicles with tap water may also soon be outlawed.
Unless it rains in the coming weeks, millions of Britons will be banned from washing their cars, windows and buildings. This could also mean rationing water to households.
Britons are already told to take quick showers, only wash the washing machine when it's full and run the dishwasher no more than once a day.
This is the first drought declared in the UK since 2018, but despite a warning of heavy rain and thunderstorms this Monday, much of southern England is unlikely to record rainfall until at least September.