Officials have given people guidelines on how to deal with the heat as reports suggest we could be seeing temperatures of 30ºC on Thursday, with Friday predicted to be almost as warm.

A Level 2 warning is announced when the Met Office predicts a 60% chance of consecutive daily temperatures ‘significantly impacting’ peoples’ health.

Speaking to Sky News, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said: “The humidity will make it feel close, muggy and uncomfortable, and people should take steps to keep cool – particularly across the areas where we have issued a heat health alert.”

For the latest advice and information about the weekend’s weather, check the Met Office website.

The NHS website has offered advice on keeping cool in the heat, and vulnerable people such as the elderly and children should be checked on regularly.

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