Staying safe in the hot weather

High temperatures are expected to continue across much of England over the next few days, with temperatures expected to reach or come very close to Level 3 Heat Health Watch criteria in London and Southeast England. Elsewhere temperatures may come close to criteria, however certainty is lower, giving a Level 2 Heat Health Watch in all but the North East and North West of England.

Is the UK having a heatwave video

Keep up to date with the latest forecast in and your area and find out more about the heat health service.

Watch our staying safe in the sun video produced in partnership with Cancer Research UK for tips on how to stay safe in the sun.

Sun safety with CancerResearchUK

Our summer safety pages have lots of tips and advice to help prepare and reduce the effects of extreme weather conditions on your health.

The hot weather makes cooling off in open water very appealing but precautions should be taken to ensure safe swimming. The Outdoor swimming society offer advice on how to find a safe swim spot and tips on advice on doing your own risk assessment before getting in.

Got travel plans in the next few days? The online Highway Code gives guidance on driving in hot weather along with rules and regulations for all road users. The Association of British Insurers has published top tips to ensure holidaymaker and motorists stay cool during the hot weather.

Keep up to date with the latest travel news with the Highways Agency.