High overnight temperatures and hotter weather has prompted Public Health England (PHE) to step up heat warnings.
Dr Thomas Waite, of the Extreme Events team at PHE said:
“The hot weather is now here and likely to continue until Thursday, including overnight.
“Because of this think how to keep your house cool at night, by making sure you’ve kept curtains closed if the windows directly face the sun, you’ve opened windows at night to get air moving, when it’s safe to do so, and thought of any other small things you can do to make sure heat doesn’t build to uncomfortable levels at home.
“It might be the end of the summer but those who are still at risk from the ill-effects of high temperatures, are still at risk. That’s why it’s really important that we all think what we can do to make sure that older people, those with heart and lung conditions and those with very young children, don’t suffer from too much heat.”
Advice from the NHS can be found on their website (link opens in new window