The Brown Estate! Windsor Castle and surrounds show the effects of Britain’s record-breaking summer with barely a blade of green grass to be seen
- Castle’s normally green and vibrant grounds reduced to shades of yellow and brown under the intense heat
- When Harry and Meghan got married there on May 19 the landscape was bursting with swathes of greenery
- UK bracing for highest temperatures for more than 10 years this week, as well as driest summer for 225 years
Shocking aerial shots of Windsor Castle and surrounds reveal the impact of Britain’s record-breaking summer on the land.
Patches of scorched grass could be seen right across the countryside in images taken today after a Mediterranean heatblast torched the country.
The castle’s normally green and vibrant grounds have been reduced to shades of yellow and brown under the excruciating heat.
Britain is now bracing for the highest temperatures for more than a decade to come this week, as well as the driest summer for 225 years.
It was the hottest day of the year today as temperatures hit 91F (33.3C) in Santon Downham, Suffolk, and it’s likely that number could soar to 101F (38C) by Thursday, making Britain hotter than Jamaica.
Official Met Office advice is to stay indoors with closed and covered windows avoiding the most intense sunshine.
Parched: The sun beats down on Windsor Castle this afternoon where the land is normally filled with swathes of greenery
The castle’s grounds were full of life in 2016 before being burnt by the sizzling sunshine and turned to shades of brown and yellow this summer
People walk the Long Walk by the parched grass in Windsor Great Park, where Harry and Meghan took off on their carriage procession after their wedding
When the Royal newlyweds made their way along the Long Walk in an Ascot Landau on May 19, the grounds were bursting with greenery
A family enjoy a cycling trip in Windsor Great Park during the school holidays. The grass has been completely dried out and scorched by the heatwave