There's lots to enjoy when it's sunny and warm - but here's some expert advice on staying safe too.Read the full story ›
As the days keep getting hotter you've been sending us some beautiful pictures of the weather where you are.Read the full story ›
If you're feeling a little restless in the heat, spare a thought for the region's bees.
Juliet Fleming from Bristol has sent us this clip of bees swarming in the hot weather. They gathered in the front garden of a house on Hawthorn St, near Hillcrest Primary School in Totterdown earlier this week.
Experts say it is natural for bees to swarm in hot weather.
A bee specialist has collected the majority of the insects, and will return to collect the stragglers, who are likely to die without their colony.
The RNLI is warning people to be sensible in the heat. It comes as a couple had to be rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea off Weston-super-Mare
The lifeboat was launched after the man and woman from Sutton Coldfield were spotted hanging onto the struts of Birnbeck Pier yesterday afternoon, 30 June. They were brought aboard and taken to shore at Knightstone Harbour where they were checked over and left to carry on their holiday.
The speed of the tide running under Birnbeck Pier could have put these two into serious danger. Although it is very hot we do not advise swimming in the Bristol Channel unless you keep well in to the beach or you know the waters very well.
The RNLI filmed the rescue, which you can watch here:
The South West will experience the hottest day of the year so far today, with temperatures above 30 C expected in some areas.
The Met Office have released a Level Two heatwave warning - but say the warm weather isn't unusual for the time of year, and will last for over a week.
The hottest day of the year so far has prompted a warning from health officials to look out for those who might be suffering.
The very young and old are said to be particularly at risk. The highest recorded temperature in the West was 29 degrees in Filton near Bristol. Public Health England say they're close to declaring a Level 3 heatwave in the West, which would alert authorities to take special measures to protect those at risk. But today families have been making the most of the hot weather.
Jane Solomons' report has more.