The level three heat alert has been activated by UK Met Office throughout this week but in particular over the weekend of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July - this means some people could experience health issues due to the prolonged periods of hot weather.
If you or someone else feels unwell with a high temperature during hot weather, it may be heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
NHS tips to stay cool and coping with extreme heat.
• Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying health conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk
• Stay cool indoors – many will need to stay safe at home this summer so know how to keep your home cool, - close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
• If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately.
• Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol.
• Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
• Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm.
• Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen regularly and wear a wide brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat.
• Avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day.
• Make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling.
• If you are going into open water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice.