Footage shows dramatically low water levels at Woodhead Reservoir as UK hit by heatwave

Parched fields could clearly be seen in these photos taken from the sky over scorched Britain as the latest heatwave took hold.

Photos show arid fields surrounding East Midlands Airport as concerns grow over water shortages thanks to rising temperatures, last night (10).

The scorching weather has led to reservoir shortages across the country.

The Woodhead Reservoir in the Peak District has seen a drop in water levels over the last few days.

Photos taken at the Dernford Reservoir near Cambridgeshire also show low water levels as water companies struggle to meet demand.

Nearby, the River Granta is still flowing but at much lower levels than usual.

Last month it was reported that the river was at a lowly 5cm, despite previously sitting at more than one metre.