There’s a sense of déjà vu in the latest weather warnings, or rather in the condescending advice to the public.

Intense heat and no rain in swathes of the country have brought fire scares on top of the water shortages.

With headlines such as “Exceptional risk of wildfires” and “Drought to be declared“, we are reaching peak panic this weekend over the summer’s climate extremes.

But the feeling that we’ve been here before, quite recently, is not linked so much to the heatwave back in July, but to 2020 and 2021, and lockdown mania.