- "The hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive. Cars that were usually gleaming stood dusty in their drives and lawns that were once emerald green lay parched and yellowing — for the use of hosepipes had been banned due to drought."
Behind the scenesEdit
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, this ban seems not to have been enacted, as sprinklers can be clearly seen irrigating the street's front gardens.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Mentioned only)