Sunbathers and the general population in Britain have been advised to apply sunscreen before leaving their house with the meteorological department predicting that Saturday will be the hottest day of the year.
According to the met office temperatures are expected to rise up to 90F (32C) during the day and there are no signs of respite in the night with the temperature predicted to be above 68F (20C) after sunset.
South and east Britain will continue to experience the heat wave with the temperatures not expected to drop over the next three days leading to the Department of Health issuing its first official warning over possible heat exhaustion, heatstroke and respiratory problems.
"It's going to feel very hot and sticky over the next few days, when we could see temperatures reach their highest so far this year. It could get up to 32C in some places in East Anglia and south east England, which is why we have issued the heat-health alert", met office spokesman John Hammond said.