United Utilities has been issued drought permits which would allow it to take additional water from boreholes and reservoirs in the North West to maintain supplies.
Loans to help farmers hit by months of adverse weather are being offered by the Scottish Government.
A flood alert is in effect across Dundee and Angus following the weekend's downpour.
Thunderstorms are set to bring “intense downpours” to parts of Britain.
The heatwave basking Britain in record temperatures came to an abrupt end on Friday, with the sunshine giving way to torrential downpours.
Hundreds of rescuers backed by helicopters have evacuated around 1,600 people in three regions of southern France where heavy rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into torrents.
A traditional Scottish highland games has become a victim of the summer heatwave.
Thunderstorm warnings have been issued as the heatwave which has gripped the south east comes to an end.
Parts of England have spent the equivalent of around two months of 2018 without any recorded rainfall.
So it seems my scorching summer has been sandwiched between sizzling porkers.