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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 16 July, 2018


# drought - Yesterday’s News

It's raining all over the country - so take extra care if you're driving

Surfaces tend to be greasy and slippery after long dry spells – so let’s be careful out there.

# drought - Friday 13 July, 2018

Nationwide Status Yellow drought warning extended into next week

Met Éireann has said there will be small amounts of rainfall at times over the coming days.

# drought - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

It's still going to be hot this week ... but cloudy skies and scattered showers are on their way

Meanwhile, Irish Water has warned that water supplies may be at risk of significant restrictions or outages until the end of the year.

# drought - Saturday 7 July, 2018

This plan could see an iceberg being towed to Cape Town to ease drought conditions

Earlier this year, Cape Town came within weeks of forcing residents to queue for water rations at public stations as a result of a drought.

# drought - Friday 6 July, 2018

Irish Water has received 40 reports of people disobeying the hosepipe ban

Some 81 water schemes are at risk of drought and water restrictions are in place in a further 27 locations.

# drought - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions

Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water where possible.

# drought - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Hosepipe ban: There has been fewer than 10 reports of water misuse

Those found in breach of the hosepipe ban could face a fine of €125.

# drought - Monday 2 July, 2018

'It’s best not to drink tea or coffee': The HSE is advising people how to stay safe during water restrictions

People are being told to fill containers with water and store it in the fridge.

It'll still be very hot this week as drought warning to remain until Friday

Another high temperature warning kicks in for most of the country this morning.

# drought - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Met Eireann issues drought warning for entire country as heatwave continues

The weather service issued the warning this morning at 11.

# drought - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Irish Water says Dublin water restrictions could be 'unavoidable' as hot weather persists

“This is a very serious situation and we are seeking the public’s help,” Irish Water said.

# drought - Monday 25 June, 2018

Supplies already under pressure due to hot spell, Irish Water says

Met Éireann said that temperatures will reach as high as 30 over the next few days.

# drought - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya

Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 159 dead.

# drought - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

From The42 'In that moment, I protect him': Jose Mourinho explains Lukaku penalty snub Drought This post contains videos

'In that moment, I protect him': Jose Mourinho explains Lukaku penalty snub

The Belgian striker went to take a spot-check but his manager instructed Daley Blind to step up instead.

# drought - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Climate change blamed for Portugal facing its worst drought in more than 20 years

The Pego do Altar reservoir is now almost empty of water.

# drought - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave

Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.

# drought - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Opinion: 'I’ve never seen hunger and despair like I saw last week in Kenya'

With severe drought gripping many parts of East Africa, millions of people are facing starvation in the coming months, writes David O’Hare.

# drought - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Brazil's forgotten history of imprisoning citizens fleeing drought in concentration camps

Extreme droughts in the South American country in the early 20th century saw the government interning rural peasants fleeing the disaster.

# drought - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

From The42 Cork turn to Meyler to guide their U21 hurlers for the next two years Drought

Cork turn to Meyler to guide their U21 hurlers for the next two years

The Rebels haven’t won an All-Ireland in the grade since 1998 or a Munster title since 2007.

# drought - Sunday 24 April, 2016

From The42 14 games since his last Premier League goal, Giroud lacks confidence, says Wenger Drought

14 games since his last Premier League goal, Giroud lacks confidence, says Wenger

The Arsenal boss says his team must rally around the striker.

# drought - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

From The42 'Manchester United won't end up like Liverpool' - David Beckham Drought

'Manchester United won't end up like Liverpool' - David Beckham

David Beckham is confident Manchester United are on the verge of returning to their trophy-winning ways.

# drought - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Magnum found out by PI

Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water – in the middle of a drought.

# drought - Monday 27 January, 2014

From The42 Messi's creativity as important as goals - Barca coach Martino Drought

Messi's creativity as important as goals - Barca coach Martino

The Argentinian international has now gone eight games without a league goal for the Catalans.

# drought - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Hosepipe ban put in place in South Tipperary

The ban will be in place until 13 August.

# drought - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Bears break into sweet shop, cars searching for food amid US drought Bears This post contains videos

Bears break into sweet shop, cars searching for food amid US drought

An exceptionally dry summer has depleted bears’ usual food supplies of berries and vegetation – pushing them further into residential areas.

# drought - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Fires blaze across the Algarve in Portugal

Fires have hit the Madeira islands and the mainlands over the past 72 hours.

# drought - Thursday 31 May, 2012

From The42 'I can catch Nicklaus' - Tiger Woods Drought

'I can catch Nicklaus' - Tiger Woods

The former world No1 believes he can still equal the 18-Major record… despite not winning one since 2008.

# drought - Monday 28 May, 2012

North Korea reports serious drought

The communist country has had very little rain in the last month which threatens to damage crops as the country enters a critical planting season.

# drought - Monday 19 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge New Zealand braces itself for a drought... of Marmite New Zealand

New Zealand braces itself for a drought... of Marmite

New Zealanders love the black stuff – Marmite, that is, rather than Guinness. As stocks of the salty yeast spread are running low, people are getting a little panicked.

# drought - Monday 12 March, 2012

Hosepipes to be banned in areas of UK

Extremely low rainfall and continuing dry conditions are leading to droughts in areas of the south and east.

# drought - Monday 20 February, 2012

Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region

Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

# drought - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Wildfires strike Texas and Oklahoma

The fires occurred following dry weather and high temperatures and led to evacuations from homes.

# drought - Friday 19 August, 2011

Column: Some of the malnourished children have bodies so swollen they look about to burst

A Somali coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres tells the story of the forgotten tens of thousands trapped and starving to death within Somalia’s war-torn districts.

# drought - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp

Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

# drought - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists

The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.

# drought - Saturday 6 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Drought forces town to recycle urine Drought

Drought forces town to recycle urine

A Texan town has been hit so hard by drought that it will begin recycling treated effluent and turning it into drinking water.

# drought - Friday 5 August, 2011

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'

The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.

# drought - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Somali refugees moved as camps overflow

The UN has begun to move people to into extended camps as the numbers of refugees swell – while aid agencies appeal for continued support to help battle the crisis.

# drought - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia Opinion This post contains images

Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia

Charity GOAL’s chief executive John O’Shea says that while agencies are trying to help refugees flooding out of Somalia, some four million people are trapped inside and facing death.

# drought - Monday 25 July, 2011

UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa

Some mothers have had to make the “horrifying choice of saving the strongest” of their children while leaving the weakest behind to die as starving families make the long, desperate trek to refugee camps, says the UN.

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