Health experts are urging people to take care of their health as temperatures soar this week.

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust Foundation (NCIC) has issued advice and a series of tips on how people can look after themselves in the sun.

Health experts said that if a heatwave hits this summer, "make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or anyone you know".

In a statement, NCIC continued: "It’s important to protect yourself from too much sun or heat, to carry water when travelling and to think of those, such as young children or older people, who may feel the heat more than others.

"Many people enjoy hot weather but there can be serious health consequences from too much heat and vulnerable groups are at risk in particularly hot spells."

Member of the public are being advised to hydrate regularly.

People are being advised to drink around 1.5 - 2 litres (around 8 - 10 200ml glasses) of fluid per day to stay hydrated.

Sunscreens with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 (UVB protection) and a high star rating with four or five stars (UVA protection), are also recommended.

People are also advised to seek shade where possible.

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