THE hot spell of weather looking to continue early into this week.

Met office reports indicate that it will be dry across East Lancashire today with strong sunshine across the board.

A little cloud may bubble up through the day, but there will still be plenty of sunshine and it will have a maximum temperature of 29 °C.

Then tomorrow (Tuesday) it will be another very warm day, but it will feel slightly fresher in the north.

Skies will be a little cloudier, but there will also be some sunshine and a maximum temperature of 27 °C.

It will be warm and humid on Wednesday, with a risk of thunderstorms. Becoming fresher and more settled for Thursday, but increasing chance of rain by Friday.

The Lancashire Telegraph have got the latest advice from NHS on how to cope with soaring temperatures.

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don't go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you're vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn't possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine (tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar.
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool. 
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.
  • If you're worried about yourself or a vulnerable neighbour, friend or relative, you can contact the local environmental health office at your local authority.

Did you get sunburnt at the weekend? Check out the latest NHS advice here..