For the first time in history, the source of the Thames in Britain has dried up.

Abnormally high temperatures have dried up the sources of the British river Thames for the first time in history, according to the Guardian newspaper.

“After a long period of dry weather, the headwaters of the Thames in Gloucestershire have dried up, and now a weak current is barely visible more than five miles downstream,” said Rob Collins, scientific director of the Rivers Trust.

In July, the UK faced a heatwave that broke the previous record of 38.7 degrees on 19 July to reach 40.3 degrees.

On Thursday, August 4, the Met Office said that hot and dry weather will not alleviate the situation, light rain is expected next week, and temperatures could rise to 35 degrees.

Source: RIA Novosti