With the amazing weather we have been having recently, it is important to make sure you are weather ready. In the summer there is a risk of heatwaves. If there is an average temperature of 30°C during the day and 15°C at night, forecast or happening for two days and a night, it will trigger a health alert. This figure is slightly different in different parts of the country. The Met Office has a warning system that issues alerts if a heatwave is likely.
Many people enjoy hot weather but there can be serious health consequences from too much heat and vulnerable groups are particularly at-risk in prolonged hot spells.
For more information on keeping safe and well this holiday season, visit our summer hazards pages.
There is more information about the risks, and advice and guidance for protecting yourself and your family on the NHS Choices website.