| 14.1°C Belfast

Northern Ireland hosepipe ban: Households urged to conserve water amid heatwave

Huge spikes in demand at morning and evening peak times mean utility companies are having to pump billions more litres of water into the system.

Summer sunshine in Northern Ireland 2018 [photos] Close

Niamh Smith and Emilee Warren from Hertfordshire enjoy the hot weather in Bangor, Co Down, yesterday

Niamh Smith and Emilee Warren from Hertfordshire enjoy the hot weather in Bangor, Co Down, yesterday

www.paulmcerlane.net

Martha Sanz and her son Roque Sanz at Botanic Gardens in Belfast

Martha Sanz and her son Roque Sanz at Botanic Gardens in Belfast

Annalisa Leonae and Federica Banfi in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens

Annalisa Leonae and Federica Banfi in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens

A girl sunbathing on her car in a Co Antrim shopping centre

A girl sunbathing on her car in a Co Antrim shopping centre

Photopress

Warm weather continues across Northern Ireland with very little rainfall with as seen here at Spelga Dam in the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, where the water level has dropped to show the old bridge and road which ran through the area before the dam was built. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Warm weather continues across Northern Ireland with very little rainfall with as seen here at Spelga Dam in the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, where the water level has dropped to show the old bridge and road which ran through the area before the dam was built. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Warm weather continues across Northern Ireland with very little rainfall with as seen here at Spelga Dam in the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, where the water level has dropped to show the old bridge and road which ran through the area before the dam was built. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Warm weather continues across Northern Ireland with very little rainfall with as seen here at Spelga Dam in the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down, where the water level has dropped to show the old bridge and road which ran through the area before the dam was built. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Pacemaker Press Belfast 02-07-2018:  10 year old Cora Knocker from Belfast pictured in Belfast enjoying the Beautiful weather in Northern Ireland.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 02-07-2018: 10 year old Cora Knocker from Belfast pictured in Belfast enjoying the Beautiful weather in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press 28/06/2018 
Cooling  down at the water fountain  during the hot weather in Belfast on Thursday, that is thought to be the hottest day of the year, as the sunshine continues.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/06/2018 Cooling down at the water fountain during the hot weather in Belfast on Thursday, that is thought to be the hottest day of the year, as the sunshine continues. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Adrienne Maginness from Belfast.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Adrienne Maginness from Belfast.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Katie Shearer and Joshua Reid from Ballyclare.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Katie Shearer and Joshua Reid from Ballyclare.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Joshua aged 9 and mum Tanya McClelland from Lisburn.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Joshua aged 9 and mum Tanya McClelland from Lisburn.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Sophia McKillion from Dungannon.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Sophia McKillion from Dungannon.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Francesca McKillion, Sophia McKillion and Marion McKillion all from Dungannon.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Francesca McKillion, Sophia McKillion and Marion McKillion all from Dungannon.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Peter Lawther from Carrickfergus.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Peter Lawther from Carrickfergus.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Phil Graham from Moira.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Phil Graham from Moira.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Anna Mc Cavana aged 11, Sarah Gaw aged 3 and Catherine Gaw aged 11 all from Randalstown.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Anna Mc Cavana aged 11, Sarah Gaw aged 3 and Catherine Gaw aged 11 all from Randalstown.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Anna Mc Cavana aged 11, Sarah Gaw aged 3 and Catherine Gaw aged 11 all from Randalstown.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Anna Mc Cavana aged 11, Sarah Gaw aged 3 and Catherine Gaw aged 11 all from Randalstown.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Anna Mc Cavana aged 11 and Catherine Gaw aged 11 from both from Randalstown.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Anna Mc Cavana aged 11 and Catherine Gaw aged 11 from both from Randalstown.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Jarek  Stanczak enjoying the sun.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Jarek Stanczak enjoying the sun.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018

Photograph by Declan Roughan

Tanya McClelland from Lisburn

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - Portstewart Beach - 30th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Tanya McClelland from Lisburn

Pacemaker Press 28/06/2018 
Cooling  down at the water fountain  during the hot weather in Belfast on Thursday, that is thought to be the hottest day of the year, as the sunshine continues.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/06/2018 Cooling down at the water fountain during the hot weather in Belfast on Thursday, that is thought to be the hottest day of the year, as the sunshine continues. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/06/2018 
Cooling  down at the water fountain  during the hot weather in Belfast on Thursday, that is thought to be the hottest day of the year, as the sunshine continues.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/06/2018 Cooling down at the water fountain during the hot weather in Belfast on Thursday, that is thought to be the hottest day of the year, as the sunshine continues. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-06-2018: Northern Ireland weather is to be hot or very hot, perhaps the hottest day on record. The Met Office say the hottest day on record currently stands at 30.8 Celsius. Walkers pictured enjoying the early morning weather in Hazelbank Park near Belfast.
Picture By Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-06-2018: Northern Ireland weather is to be hot or very hot, perhaps the hottest day on record. The Met Office say the hottest day on record currently stands at 30.8 Celsius. Walkers pictured enjoying the early morning weather in Hazelbank Park near Belfast. Picture By Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-06-2018: Northern Ireland weather is to be hot or very hot, perhaps the hottest day on record. The Met Office say the hottest day on record currently stands at 30.8 Celsius. Walkers pictured enjoying the early morning weather in Hazelbank Park near Belfast.
Picture By Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-06-2018: Northern Ireland weather is to be hot or very hot, perhaps the hottest day on record. The Met Office say the hottest day on record currently stands at 30.8 Celsius. Walkers pictured enjoying the early morning weather in Hazelbank Park near Belfast. Picture By Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-06-2018: Northern Ireland weather is to be hot or very hot, perhaps the hottest day on record. The Met Office say the hottest day on record currently stands at 30.8 Celsius. Walkers out enjoying the early morning weather in Hazelbank Park near Belfast.
Picture By Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 28-06-2018: Northern Ireland weather is to be hot or very hot, perhaps the hottest day on record. The Met Office say the hottest day on record currently stands at 30.8 Celsius. Walkers out enjoying the early morning weather in Hazelbank Park near Belfast. Picture By Arthur Allison.

(L-R) Louise McFredrick and local boxing star Michaela Walsh in Botanic Gardens / Credit: Press Eye/ Declan Roughan

(L-R) Louise McFredrick and local boxing star Michaela Walsh in Botanic Gardens / Credit: Press Eye/ Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 
Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Lorenzo Rogers Camarena aged 1, Karla Rogers Camatena and  Domnic Corra.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Lorenzo Rogers Camarena aged 1, Karla Rogers Camatena and Domnic Corra.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 
Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 
Photograph by Declan Roughan

Dennis Kurmis from Lithuania enjoys the sun in Botanic

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Dennis Kurmis from Lithuania enjoys the sun in Botanic

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 
Photograph by Declan Roughan

Dennis Kurmis from Lithuania enjoys the sun in Botanic

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Dennis Kurmis from Lithuania enjoys the sun in Botanic

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 
Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Charlie Nesbitt and Georgia Gorman having fun in the sprinkler system.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures Botanic Gardens - Belfast - 27th June 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Charlie Nesbitt and Georgia Gorman having fun in the sprinkler system.

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

From L-R Hilary Robinson , Pat and Donald Nesbitt enjoying  the warm weather at Castle gardens in Antrim on Wednesday, as the nice weather continues. Pic Pacemaker

From L-R Hilary Robinson , Pat and Donald Nesbitt enjoying the warm weather at Castle gardens in Antrim on Wednesday, as the nice weather continues. Pic Pacemaker

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th May 2018

People enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens in Belfast as Northern Ireland continues to get good weather. 



Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th May 2018 People enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens in Belfast as Northern Ireland continues to get good weather. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th May 2018

People enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens in Belfast as Northern Ireland continues to get good weather. 



Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 29th May 2018 People enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens in Belfast as Northern Ireland continues to get good weather. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Pacemaker Press  30/5/2018 
A Dog cools down during   the warm weather at Castle gardens in Antrim on Wednesday, as the nice weather continues.
Pic Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 30/5/2018 A Dog cools down during the warm weather at Castle gardens in Antrim on Wednesday, as the nice weather continues. Pic Pacemaker

Catching rays on Ballycastle Beach on Monday as part of the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival which runs from now until the 3rd June with a packed programme of activities on Rathlin Island and Ballycastle. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Catching rays on Ballycastle Beach on Monday as part of the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival which runs from now until the 3rd June with a packed programme of activities on Rathlin Island and Ballycastle. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

(L-R) Alphie Mc Cormack aged 10 from Lisburn and 
Charli-Jo Phoenix aged 9 from Lisburn. Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018

(L-R) Alphie Mc Cormack aged 10 from Lisburn and Charli-Jo Phoenix aged 9 from Lisburn. Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION

Aaron Conolly aged 9 from Belfast.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION Aaron Conolly aged 9 from Belfast.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION

Tom Wade aged 18 months from Belfast.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION Tom Wade aged 18 months from Belfast.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION

Aaron Conolly aged 9 from Belfast.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION Aaron Conolly aged 9 from Belfast.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION

(L-R) Micah Wylie aged 4 from Belfast and Lucy Boucher aged 5 from Antrim.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION (L-R) Micah Wylie aged 4 from Belfast and Lucy Boucher aged 5 from Antrim.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Sarah Dornan from Belfast, Margaret Mitchell from Belfast and Bobby and Sandra McKay from Holywood.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Sarah Dornan from Belfast, Margaret Mitchell from Belfast and Bobby and Sandra McKay from Holywood.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION

(L-R) Tara Janssen, Matthew Curliss and Desmond King, all from Belfast.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION (L-R) Tara Janssen, Matthew Curliss and Desmond King, all from Belfast.

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

Press Eye - Crawfordsburn Beach - Weather Pictures - 28th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018
Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in  near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year.

Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018 Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018
Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in  near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year.

Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018 Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018
 A sun hat for  the hot weather at  Belfast  City Hall on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year.
PIC Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018 A sun hat for the hot weather at Belfast City Hall on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year. PIC Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018
Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in  near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year.

Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018 Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018
Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in  near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year.

Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018 Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018
Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in  near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year.

Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 28/05/2018 Enjoying the hot weather at Hazelbank Park in near Belfast on Bank holiday Monday, which is thought to be the warmest day of the year. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Sunseekers enjoying a beautiful hot sunny day in the grounds of Botanic Gardens in Belfast.

Sunseekers enjoying a beautiful hot sunny day in the grounds of Botanic Gardens in Belfast.

Photopress Belfast

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

People enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan People enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

Marie Byrne aged 3 from Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan Marie Byrne aged 3 from Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Conor Gormley and Caolan Teague  busking and enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Conor Gormley and Caolan Teague busking and enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

No Photo Permission Obtained

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan No Photo Permission Obtained

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Clare Quinn from Cookstown Lorna Loughran from Newry and Kiera O'Neill from Lurgan enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Clare Quinn from Cookstown Lorna Loughran from Newry and Kiera O'Neill from Lurgan enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Katie Sugrue from Newtownbutler and Eimear Cassidy from Derry enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Katie Sugrue from Newtownbutler and Eimear Cassidy from Derry enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

(L-R) Clare Quinn from Cookstown Lorna Loughran from Newry and Kiera O'Neill from Lurgan enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan (L-R) Clare Quinn from Cookstown Lorna Loughran from Newry and Kiera O'Neill from Lurgan enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018
Photograph by Declan Roughan

People enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 25th May 2018 Photograph by Declan Roughan People enjoying the weather at Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel  (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland finalists Lucy Spratt (White top / Pink stripe bikini), Nicole Beggs (Blue and white top / White Bikini) and Saha Boyle (Yellow top / Pink Bikini) enjoying the sunny weather at Helen's Bay ahead of the grand final organised by ACA Models taking place on Monday 28th of May at the Europa Hotel (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott

Carnew near Katesbridge. Credit: Glynis Herron.

Carnew near Katesbridge. Credit: Glynis Herron.

Tom Wallace (2) enjoying an ice cream in Botanic gardens during the warm weather. Pic by Peter Morrison

Tom Wallace (2) enjoying an ice cream in Botanic gardens during the warm weather. Pic by Peter Morrison

Hundreds of people enjoy the warm weather at Botanic gardens.  Pic by Peter Morrison

Hundreds of people enjoy the warm weather at Botanic gardens. Pic by Peter Morrison

Poodles play and paddle at Benone Strand in Co-Derry as temperatures soar to mid-twenties on Wednesday. Picture Margaret McLaughlin 23-5-18

Poodles play and paddle at Benone Strand in Co-Derry as temperatures soar to mid-twenties on Wednesday. Picture Margaret McLaughlin 23-5-18

/

Niamh Smith and Emilee Warren from Hertfordshire enjoy the hot weather in Bangor, Co Down, yesterday

Water companies are asking customers to conserve supplies as Britain continues to bask in a heatwave.

Northern Ireland Water will introduce a hosepipe ban from this weekend to stop any interruptions to supplies.

The hot weather is expected to last with the sun set to shine into the weekend across most of the UK, as water companies said usage had been “significantly more” than normal.

NI Water chief executive Sara Venning said the company was appealing to customers to stop non-essential use, as hoses and sprinklers were causing strain on supplies.

She said: “In recent days our treatment works have been operating at near maximum levels with over 700 million litres of water being put into the network, which is some 25% more than is normal for this time of the year.

“Despite these steps, demand continues to outstrip supply.

Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter

Receive today's headlines directly to your inbox every morning and evening, with our free daily newsletter.

This field is required

“It would be our intention to introduce a formal hose pipe ban in an effort to protect the public against the increased threat of supply interruptions.”

Huge spikes in demand for water at morning and evening peak times mean utility companies are having to pump billions more litres of water into the system, but they say it is often being used by customers as fast as it is supplied.

Severn Trent is asking people to be “neighbourly” and use water carefully, while United Utilities and Anglian Water are among other firms who have issued advice on cutting down on water use.

Doug Clarke, of Severn Trent, said: “Demand for water is massively up thanks to several weeks of extremely hot weather.

“While we have lots of water available and our reservoir levels are healthy and we’re putting millions of extra litres of water into the system, people are using water as fast as we can treat and pump it into supply.

“This is particularly the case during peak demand in the morning and evenings when we want to ask customers to restrict their supply so we can avoid areas of low pressure.”


Top Videos



Privacy