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London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Odewaleadesoye(m): 7:39pm On Aug 05
The starting point of England’s River Thames has dried up and moved downstream, following weeks of little rainfall and a heatwave in July that destroyed the United Kingdom’s all-time temperature record.

According to CNN, the source of the river has moved 5 miles (8 kilometers) downstream to Somerford Keynes, according to the Rivers Trust, which works across the UK and Ireland.


The Thames usually begins in the English market town of Cirencester, part of the green and hilly Cotswolds countryside, and flows through the capital, London, and then out into the North Sea.

“What we’re seeing at the source of the iconic River Thames is sadly emblematic of the situation we’re facing across the country, now and in future,” Christine Colvin, Advocacy and Engagement Director for the Rivers Trust, said in a statement sent to CNN.

“Whilst it’s not uncommon for the source to be dry in the summer, to only be seeing the river flowing five miles downstream is unprecedented. The climate crisis is leading, and will lead, to more extreme weather including droughts and heatwaves. This poses a grave threat to rivers and, as a result, the wider landscape,” she said.

She added that the country needed to build resilience against the future climate.

“This means detecting household leaks, fixing mains infrastructure leaks, more efficient water use domestically plus implementing sustainable drainage solutions as part of desperately needed green infrastructure,” Colvin said.

The shift in the river’s headwaters comes as authorities in England warn that the country could officially fall into drought at some point in August.

Southern England recorded its driest July on record since 1836, with only 17% of average rainfall, according to the Met office. The country as a whole recorded just 35% (around 23 millimeters) of its average rainfall in July.

Several water companies have already announced hosepipe sanctions in parts of England’s south.

The UK’s Met Office has warned that high temperatures will return to England next week, though they are not expected to reach near the record highs seen in July.

“We could see parts of the UK entering heatwave conditions if the above-average temperatures last for three days or more. As the high pressure builds there is very little meaningful rain in the forecast, especially in those areas in the south of England, which experienced very dry conditions last month,” Met Office chief forecaster Steve Willington said.

Rebekah Sherwin, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said that early August sunshine in the UK did not have the same heating potential of mid-July, because the sun is lower in the sky and the days are shorter.

“Both of these factors suggest that we’re very unlikely to see temperatures peak much above low to mid 30s. However, this would still be a hot spell of weather,” Sherwin said.

Source: VANGUARD

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Obidient4life3: 7:40pm On Aug 05
Heat wey don dey do us since time immemorial and our water no dry, Just once we e do oyibo their water couldn't take it anymore.

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by FreeStuffsNG: 8:00pm On Aug 05
Wow!!! Honestly,I did not see this coming!
I have been seeing whole stretches of rivers dry up in Madagascar, Lebanon etc but this UK's own will shake the western news tabloid.
Meanwhile BP and Shell are declaring record bumper profits!They better make them fund the reclamation of the thames. The environmental destruction has eventually caught up with them.
They must pass a climate remedy tax on BP and Shell.
check my signature for freebies!

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Exmilitant(m): 8:02pm On Aug 05
If it has occurred in 1836, then no cause for alarm in 2022's occurrence.

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Riversstate: 8:28pm On Aug 05
Naija economy right now

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by wallex45: 8:29pm On Aug 05
FTC
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by FalseProphet1(m): 8:29pm On Aug 05
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I see many top Nigerian pastors missing the rapture, I see them in their churches still conducting service and collecting offerings and tithes after the rapture, I see them deceiving their members by telling them that God specifically told them to stay behind so that they can win more souls for him.

I see guilble members especially females believing them and giving them all they have including sex.

This I have seen.

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by jojothaiv(m): 8:29pm On Aug 05
One of the famous river....
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Sammy07: 8:29pm On Aug 05
cheesy
Small heat, their rivers don dey shake cheesy

Heat wey we don normal for us here cheesy

Sokoto heat na ur mate?
U go put hot water for outside, e go turn cold within few minutes

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Homiesjinxbank: 8:29pm On Aug 05
They should bring pipe to link Osun River

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Chijeep(m): 8:29pm On Aug 05

Ok...


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Seun fyi, football league have resumed so if you continue to disturb our peace on nairaland with your fact checker in a disguise of campaigning for Tinubu we all will leave nairaland for you and your Tinubu urchins and face flashscore and m.goal

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Passionate888: 8:30pm On Aug 05
Them go say na end time things
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by RxSameer(m): 8:30pm On Aug 05
Where Pastor Righteousness make im come tell us

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by newnigerdelta00: 8:30pm On Aug 05
Odewaleadesoye:


Source: VANGUARD


Is APC that caused it now? Everything APC
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Ashleyadams(f): 8:31pm On Aug 05
Honestly, there are better things to discuss about

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by LaconicINC: 8:31pm On Aug 05
That one na aje butter river jor, small heat e just shrink abi dry

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Sammy07: 8:31pm On Aug 05
Homiesjinxbank:
They should bring pipe to link Osun River

angry
When Osun osogbo is near

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by SIRKAY98(m): 8:31pm On Aug 05
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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by GodsOwnMan: 8:31pm On Aug 05
cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by DanseMacabre(m): 8:31pm On Aug 05
Where's Pastor Righteousness when you need him

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Shoodboi: 8:32pm On Aug 05
I don't know what to say.
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Cheapgadget(f): 8:32pm On Aug 05
Na God Dey punish those Oyinbo so

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Nsonaso(m): 8:32pm On Aug 05
Na to go catch fish.
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Scammerr(m): 8:32pm On Aug 05
Ok
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by GodsOwnMan: 8:32pm On Aug 05
Exmilitant:
If it has occurred in 1836, then no cause for alarm in 2022's occurrence.
The point is the occurrence rate of high temperatures are higher than they have ever been. Hence the need to take steps to combat global warming.
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by obajoey(m): 8:33pm On Aug 05
FreeStuffsNG:
Wow!!! Honestly,I did not see this coming!
I have been seeing whole stretches of rivers dry up in Madagascar, Lebanon etc but this UK's own will shake the western news tabloid.
Meanwhile BP and Shell are declaring record bumper profits!They better make them fund the reclamation of the thames. The environmental destruction has eventually caught up with them.
They must pass a climate remedy tax on BP and Shell.
check my signature for freebies!

You too serious
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by krisoma: 8:33pm On Aug 05
cheesy i thought it was cold
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by naijapikin2(m): 8:34pm On Aug 05
Oya righteousness over to you. grin Oya reveal the revelation that is revolutionary in revolving the rovolver.. cool

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Generalwoodz(m): 8:36pm On Aug 05
The same river that has London bridge on it ?

With the dry, london bridge Will now rest from too much mamiwater hitting the pillars every now and then.

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Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Splitmind: 8:37pm On Aug 05
Saner climes have come again.
Re: London’s River Thames Shrinks As Extreme Heat, Looming Drought Dry Up Source by Newsgist24(m): 8:37pm On Aug 05
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