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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Drought

Last year
2022
Voices
Peter Power: Climate change risking famine in Somalia and beyond as global leaders dither
The head of UNICEF Ireland says children may face famine in Somalia while powerful governments stall on climate action.
# Climate
Parts of EU could be in drought until November
While temperatures won’t remain as high it will take months for soil and river conditions to improve.
# Drought
China plans to use chemicals to generate rain and save harvest
Parts of the country are enduring a record-breaking drought.
# Italy
High temperatures and drought blamed for dozens of cow poisoning deaths in Italy
The Piedmontese cattle on the farm in Sommariva del Bosco, near Turin in northwest Italy, died suddenly due to acute prussic acid poisoning.
# lake garda
Italy’s Lake Garda shrinks to near-historic low amid drought
The water temperature at the key tourist attraction has reached levels approaching the average in the Caribbean Sea.
# Drought
Irish Water reminds people to conserve water as hot spell continues and supply runs low
Overnight restrictions are in place in parts of West Cork, Kerry and Galway.
# No rain
Drought declared for parts of England after driest summer in 50 years
The change could lead to more measures such as hosepipe bans.
# Irish Water
15 areas already hit by water shortages amid urges to conserve
Night-time restrictions have been introduced in some areas to ensure water supplies keep flowing.
# malnutrition
Kenya drought: Children going hungry and women needing to 'beg' for support for the first time
An inside look at a malnutrition clinic for women and children in Northern Kenya.
# Horn of Africa
In pictures: The drought causing animals to drop dead in Kenya
A glimpse into the current situation for people in two Kenyan counties.
Voices
Opinion: 'My daughter didn’t make it. She didn’t have enough food. The life left her'
Trócaire’s Miriam Donohoe meets the families on the front line of famine in Somalia – a country facing the worst hunger crisis in a decade.
# waiting for the rain
'All of the animals will die': Kenyan farmers in crisis during worst drought in 40 years
Concern brought The Journal and other media to Kenya to report on the impacts of drought.
# Wildfires
Wildfires force hundreds to evacuate in Arizona and California
The number of square miles burned so far this year is more than double the 10-year national average.
All time
# Drought
Spieth hits form on the eve of the Masters to share Texas Open lead
His game has been trending in the right direction with the year’s first major looming at Augusta next week.
# Drought
'Maybe it will hit someone on the arse and go in' - Horgan hopeful Ireland will end goalscoring woes
Ireland have yet to score a goal from open play under Kenny, and have scored just 16 competitive goals since March 2017.
# Irish Water
National hosepipe ban to kick in tomorrow and last until 21 July
The managing director of Irish Water said it is time to “get serious” about this issue.
# classic
When two brilliant offloads helped Connacht to end a 17-year drought in Dublin
Leinster were unbeaten at Donnybrook in three years when Steph Nel’s men arrived in 2002.
# Drought
Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe
More than five million rural Zimbabweans – nearly a third of the population – are at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020.
# Drought
Parrott ends lengthy absence of Irish players from top six English teams
An Irish player hasn’t played a first-team, competitive game for England’s elite in 2554 days.
# Drought
Van Dijk: Salah goals will come for Liverpool
The Reds defender has full faith out-of-sorts striker Mohamed Salah can hit form again this season.
# Drought
Defeat in Alaves leaves Real Madrid in midst of worst goalless run in 33 years
The European Champions have now failed to score in four straight contests, something that hasn’t happened since 1985
# Complaints
Irish Water staff made house calls to those reported over hosepipe ban
The utility warned that fines may still be issued over the flouting of the restrictions.
# Drought
'Cristiano worked well and I think tomorrow he will score'
The star skipped Portugal’s Nations League win over Italy to focus on his new club.
# hosepipe ban
During the drought, some areas were losing half of their water supply because of leaks
While the country faced water restrictions, 50% of water was leaking in some Irish Water schemes.
# Research
Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over
Researchers are warning that recent rains do not even begin to undo months of deficit.
# the big dry
It's winter in Australia but some parts are experiencing the worst drought in 400 years
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted the drought could last until October.
# restrictions
Dublin water supply could run out in 70 days
The Poulaphuca Reservoir previously had enough water for 150 days.
# Drought
Hosepipe ban extended until end of August due to 'critical' situation
The most severe conditions continue to be in the east and south of the country.
# Drought
Another new archaeological discovery in the Boyne Valley has just come to light
After two years of work, a drone photograper has found the apparent remains of a barrow cemetery
# Heatwave
Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave
With temperatures set to rise again over the weekend, we take a look at how the heatwave has had affect in some northern European countries.
# Drought
Weather warning issued due to lack of rain in coming week
It’ll remain in place for Leinster and Munster until next Wednesday.
# Down and drought
Showers across the country today - but drought warnings remain in place
There will be little change to soil moisture.
# rain at last
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
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.
# hot weather
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.
# Water Crisis
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
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
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.
# summer of discontent
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.
# Water Crisis
'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.