Extreme heat warning issued by Met Office
The Met Office has issued an Amber Extreme Weather Warning for Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 August as temperatures in London and South-East are set to reach the mid-30s Celcius.
The NHS has released some top tips for coping in hot weather. These include:
Look out for others - especially older people, young children and babies, and those with underlying health issues such as heart problems, breathing and respiratory issues.
Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and reduce alcohol consumption.
Close curtains or blinds to keep rooms cooler and remember it may be cooler outside than inside.
Stay safe outdoors - apply sunscreen regularly, stay in the shade where possible and avoid exercising at the hottest parts of the day
For more health information, advice or support visit www.nhs.uk