Affinity Water is warning customers that many people may be faced with reduced water pressure or a loss of water supply.

The water supplier said they are working to restore the water pressure to normal later this evening, as there are current interruptions the past two days to the supply.

Customers are asked to keep their water usage to a minimum during this time to reduce the demand.

Affinity Water has explained that the issues is due to the high demand for water in the hot weather this past week.

In an online statement Affinity Water said: “If you are experiencing a reduction of your water pressure or loss of supply, this is due to much higher demand for water at present due to the exceptionally hot weather.

“We expect your water supply to be restored to normal pressure later this evening.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.”

Yesterday was declared the hottest day by the Met Office, as temperatures reached 27°C, which is likely to have contributed the most to the water supply interruption.

This Bank Holiday weekend, temperatures around Hertfordshire, north and east London and Essex is likely to range between 17 to 20°C.

On the Bank Holiday Monday (May 25) temperatures is expected to be 22°C.

Interruptions to water supplies from Affinity Water could affect all areas in the UK.