Published: 19:10, 15 July 2021
| Updated: 19:12, 15 July 2021
Health bosses are warning people to be careful in the sun this weekend as temperatures are forecast to nudge into the low 30s by Sunday.
Public Health England has issued advice with the hot spell expected to last from Saturday into Tuesday morning.
People are being encouraged to keep water with them when travelling and keep their homes cool in the day to aid sleeping at night when they can recover from the heat.
The advice is designed to keep people safe while still enjoying the sun and adhering to current Covid-19 restrictions.
Dr Owen Landeg, scientific and technical lead at PHE, said: "Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and for many people spells of warmer weather are something they very much enjoy. However, for some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks. That’s why we’re urging everyone to keep an eye on those you know who may be at risk.
"If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support."
The Met Office says the upcoming sunny days may hit the heatwave threshold - when high temperatures are sustained for three consecutive days. The temperature threshold differs across the country.
Will Lang, head of civil contingencies at the Met Office, said: "Across most parts of the UK we’re expecting to see temperatures building, reaching heatwave thresholds across the majority of England over the weekend. High temperatures will remain a feature of the forecast until Tuesday, when fresher conditions arrive curtailing heatwave levels."
Official advice issued via Public Health England: