More children have been admitted to Birmingham Children's Hospital with severe sunburn than any other year during the recent heatwave, doctors have warned.
Surgeon Mr Maien Moiemen said they have seen three serious cases in the past two weeks as the region basked in temperatures of more than 30C.
As emergency and social services prepare for the heat there are things you can do to stay cool and enjoy the weather safely.
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