Whilst we have been enjoying early near-tropical weather in early spring, spare a thought for the farmers in the north of England who are facing a possible threat of a drought, if the above average temperatures continue to rise.

The Environmental Agency has already confirmed that areas from Chesterfield to Scarborough fell into drought last week, putting them on high alert,as well as areas around Sheffield.

Apart from the north of England,the low rainfall of the last two winters has affected areas spreading from London all the way to East Anglia. The effects of a drought would be disastrous for the British farming community with potatoes, carrots and lettuces being devastated, and would increase the imports even more from foreign farmers overseas.

The agency has appealed to farmers and businesses to use water wisely and share available resources. Whilst seven water companies have imposed water restrictions and bans on their customers.