With another hot dry weekend across a lot of the country the Met Office has issued a Heat Health alert. There is the chance of an isolated storm in one or two spots but for most of us it's another opportunity to get out and about and enjoy the weather.
As a result of a long spell of dry, very warm weather the risk of wildfires increases dramatically. These cause big problems for the fire service and landowners, impacting on wild animals and damaging the natural environment they live in.
Here is some timely advice from the Department for Communities and Local Government, to reduce the risk of wildfires:
The Met Office provides a range of services, such as FireMet, to emergency responders to help them manage the risks posed by wildfires. We also produces a Fire Severity Index Fire Severity Index for areas of countryside to show which areas might be most at risk.