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Click video. It's the longest spell of hot weather for seven years and there's no sign of it ending - just yet. Good news for many, with tourist attractions across the South having a bumper season.
But for others the tropical temperatures are taking their toll. Coping with the heat throughout the day and with little respite at night is bordering on unbearable. And for some there's simply no escape, as Martin Dowse explains.
The lemurs at Marwell Zoo have been keeping cool with special iced treats. Look at those eyes!
HM Coastguard has seen a 23% increase in incidents in the past month, as many take the opportunity to enjoy the summer sunshine along the UK coastline.
From 15 June to 16 July this year, HM Coastguard dealt with 2,859 incidents. That’s an increase of 668 compared to the same period in 2012.
Now with the school summer holidays fast approaching, HM Coastguard is keen to reiterate some key safety advice.
It’s not only swimmers in difficulty that HM Coastguard has recently dealt with. Other emergencies or calls for assistance include medical evacuations, mechanical problems with small boats, divers in difficulty, people stuck in mud, cliff falls and people cut off by the tide.
Visitors enjoying UK's heatwave can return home and help "change perceptions overseas" over Britain's weather, a spokesman for tourism body VisitBritain said today.
Mark Di-Toro added: “We’re an all year round location so overseas visitors aren’t usually influenced by the amazing weather we are currently having, but this heatwave certainly won’t be doing our reputation any harm!
“At a time when our global profile was at its peak over the Olympics we had a glorious two weeks where it hardly rained. Our recent Wimbledon tennis finals were bathed in sunshine and those images would have been on TV screens across the world.
“Our countryside, coastal offering and parks are unique and attractive to visitors from everywhere, so if the weather continues I’m sure business will be booming.”
Southeastern is running extra services and longer trains as thousands of day-trippers head to the Kent coast.
From Monday, an extra service from London to Ramsgate will be added to the timetable and will run every week day until August 30.
The service will also stop at Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Birchington-on-Sea, Margate and Broadstairs along the way, providing an extra 1082 seats.
A four-week-old baby was among 10 children admitted to one hospital in the region with sunburn since the period of hot weather began.
The oldest patient was 14, according to the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
Six of the 10 children admitted needed specialist treatment after being referred to the unit from other hospitals because of the severity of their burns.
A spokesman for the hospital said the extent of the burns ranged from 0.5% to 4% of the body surface area. All the children came from the South East, from Chichester in West Sussex to Swanley in Kent.