Every month BGS experts review the previous month's groundwater levels using data gathered from a network of observation boreholes around the UK. By comparing recent data with historical records we can consider the likelihood of extreme groundwater conditions, such as drought and flooding. This blog gives an overview and links to further information including the full monthly hydrological summary reports produced by BGS and CEH.
At this time of year, significant groundwater recharge is unlikely and groundwater levels are not strongly influenced by variations in rainfall. Levels are expected to fall during the next three months along a similar trajectory to recent months. There is unlikely to be any significant change to the groundwater situation until October, when water use by plants reduces and rainfall will begin to dictate the groundwater outlook.