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Climate change studies suggest more dry springs ahead

Hosepipe ban being introduced on Island this week

People on the Isle of Man are being warned autumns could become wetter due to a ‘shift’ on rainfall patterns.

A hosepipe ban will come into force on Friday – the first since 2020 – due to an ‘extremely dry period’ and an increase in water usage over recent weeks.

Ronaldsway Met Office says indications from climate change studies suggest an altering seasonal picture.

Forecaster Adrian Cowin believes that can make planning annual water use an uncertain science:

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