Temperatures are set to soar to at least 33C in parts of the country later this week, including Lincolnshire.
A heat-health alert has been issued by the Met Office, urging people to stay indoors.
The NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group have issued some key advice on how to stay safe in the sun:
- Stay out of the sun.
- Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration in hot weather
- Apply sunscreen with a factor of at least 15 and preferably higher
- Use sunscreen to protect babies and children, and ensure they have plenty of fluids when outside in the open air
- Make sure children do not become overheated or dehydrated when indoors
- If travelling by car, take drinking water for the journey and ensure children do not become overheated
- Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
- Wear a hat and light, loose-fitting clothes, preferably cotton
- Use sun glasses that offer your eyes 100 UV protection
- Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help. Open them when it is cooler at night.
- If there's anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do