Droughts happen when there is a long stretch of time with little or no rainfall and can lead to a water shortage.
Currently there are no water restrictions in Buckinghamshire. We should still be wise with our water usage. Find out more from Waterwise.
Flooding during a drought
In a drought the ground is harder and more compressed. During heavy rain, water runs straight off the land, into rivers and streams. These can then burst their banks and cause flooding.
Last updated: 1 November 2019