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In England the trans-Pennine waterways are being closed (for through navigation) because of a shortage of water. The worst affected is the Leeds and Liverpool but the Huddersfield Narrow and the Rochdale will also be closed to through navigation. There are also restrictions on the Peak Forest and Macclesfield canals.

Water levels

Waterways Ireland is warning of low water levels on Lough Ree. You can see here how the level at Athlone Weir has changed over the past 35 days.