Storm Otto prompts energy networks take precautions

Damaging 80mph winds are expected to hit Scotland on Friday

Met Office: ‘Last year the UK’s warmest ever’

The country saw average temperatures of more than 10°C for the first time

Met Office: ‘2023 could be hotter than 2022’

That’s after the UK saw temperatures of more than 40°C last summer

Cornwall’s ‘first hosepipe ban in 26 years’ to be introduced next week

The temporary water use ban will come into effect next Tuesday

Village becomes ‘UK’s first’ area to run out of water

Villagers of Northend, Oxfordshire have been given bottled water

UK’s largest water company to implement hosepipe ban ‘in coming weeks’

Thames Water has said it will announce the timing of the “temporary” measure soon

UK urged to introduce more hosepipe bans as ten-day heatwave kicks off

Environment Secretary has urged companies to introduce hosepipe bans to safeguard UK’s reservoirs

Customers told to replace shower with wet towels!

Households have been urged to cut their water consumption in the wake of hosepipe bans

Energy demand peaked on UK’s hottest day

National Grid ESO report suggests on 19th July the UK saw a peak in energy demand

Uniper warns over output of coal-fired stations as river evaporates

Lower Rhine River levels mean that the company might need to cut output at a coal fire plant in Germany