The NHS Choices website has advised Britons to guard against heatstroke and dehydration as temperatures are due to hit nearly 30C this weekend.
Heatwave alert: see advice on heat exhaustion and heatstroke; prevention symptoms treatments. Take care this weekend http://t.co/Ra72Xhidux
Key advice includes not leaving anyone in a parked car, staying out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, having plenty of cold drinks and avoiding caffeine and alcohol.
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As summer temperatures start to soar the animals at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire have been finding ways to cool off.