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Savannah Britain in Pictures

Grass Clippings - Dry BritainIt's been Britain's driest start to summer in modern records reports The Daily Mail, leaving farmers with parched crops and water companies enforcing hosepipe bans.

And these alarming photographs show how Britain's green land is turning yellow as the country endures its longest heatwave since 1976, which has seen several places have 55 consecutive dry days since the start of June.

Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset are known for the beautiful contrast between the white chalk cliffs and the green grass above, but new photographs show how the landscape is now bone dry. 

Local photographer Andy Lyons took the latest pictures, standing in the same spot with his camera drone as he had done a year ago when the clifftop and rolling hills beyond were bright green.

But experts say despite its current state, grass is incredibly resilient and will bounce back. Elaine Jewkes, of the British Grassland Society, said: 'We're in a drought scenario and grass everywhere is brown and yellow as sand.

Read more and view some images on The Daily Mail

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