1955 United Kingdom heat wave

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The UK drought of 1955 and associated heatwave were a set of severe weather events that occurred over all parts of the country. The drought was the 7th worst drought in Yorkshire, and worse than the famous 1976 drought and heatwave in the region. [1] The drought followed a period of extremely wet weather previous to the event, limiting the effects. However, the usual impacts were seen with water levels and the water table dropping and reservoirs running low. [2]


  1. ^ "Severe droughts in Yorkshire". 2002. Retrieved 2009-10-30.
  2. ^ "Dropping water levels in the 1955 drought". Retrieved 2009-10-30.

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