A heat-health warning has been issued for people in England as temperatures are projected to increase at the weekend.
Issuing the alert, Public Health England (PHE) insisted people take steps to stay calm and aid those who may be at risk in the warmer weather.
Temperatures are expected to surge as high as 31C (87.8F) on Sunday and Monday.
The Met Office mentioned the level two heat-health alert encompassed the majority of England and remained in force until Tuesday.
Will Lang, the Met Office’s head of civil contingencies, mentioned, “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.”
Dr Owen Landeg, PHE’s scientific and technical lead, mentioned, “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.”
PHE advised ways to stay safe in the heat comprising keeping homes cool by closing curtains, drinking plenty of fluids and staying out of the sun between 11:00 BST and 15:00 BST when UV rays are the toughest.
It also prompted people to never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, particularly infants, young children or animals.