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The dramatic effect of the UK heatwave

This summer's heatwave has had a dramatic impact on the UK's landscape, turning previously lush parks and playing fields yellow.

The effect is revealed in NASA satellite images, which show a green scene in the top image in May this year to a scorched yellow-brown colour by mid-July:

Satellite images of parts of the UK showing the effect the weather has had on the landscape between May and July Image copyright NASA

The waterfall at Janet's Foss near Malham, in the Yorkshire Dales, has turned from a cascade of water to a trickle:

The waterfall at Janet's Foss near Malham, in the Yorkshire Dales, is seen dried up Image copyright SWNS

The waterfall at Janet's Foss near Malham, in the Yorkshire Dales, is seen dried up Image copyright SWNS

Aerial pictures of London show areas that are normally green have been scorched yellow, as seen below in playing fields near Arnos Grove, north London:

The grass on playing fields near Arnos Grove, North East London, is seen scorched and yellow Image copyright JOHN McLELLAN / SHUTTERSTOCK

Even Buckingham Palace Garden has a discoloured lawn in the hot weather:

The grass in Buckingham Palace is seen scorched and yellow Image copyright JOHN McLELLAN / SHUTTERSTOCK

Hyde Park was also looking distinctly dry and yellow:

The grass in Hyde Park, London, is seen scorched and yellow Image copyright JOHN McLELLAN / SHUTTERSTOCK

However, Lord's cricket ground in St John's Wood, north London, seems to be escaping the harsh weather conditions.

Lord's cricket ground in St John's Wood, London, is seen with green grass Image copyright JOHN McLELLAN / SHUTTERSTOCK

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