UK Drought Portal

The UK Drought Portal is a tool to help visualise the current meteorological conditions across the UK, and understand the severity and magnitude of drought at different spatial scales across the UK over the past half century.

Droughts can be visualised and explored through interactive maps and graphs and the data are updated at the beginning of each month. The UK Drought Portal shows the relative magnitude of drought events within river basins and individual catchments based on rainfall deficits over durations ranging from 1 to 24 months. In future this will be extended to include the impact of varying evaporation rates, as well as drought metrics based on river flow and groundwater conditions. The UK Drought Portal is updated each month with data for the previous month.

Access to the portal is here.

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