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Sunburn Warning Amid Breezy Hot Spell
Forecasters have warned people risk getting badly burned in Britain's unbroken sunshine if they let their guard down because of cool breezes.
With the country enjoying clear skies and unseasonably warm weather, and some parts hotter than in mainland Europe and Africa in recent days, UV levels are high.
Experts have urged sun-seekers to keep themselves protected even in windy conditions.
Sky News weather producer Joanna Robinson said: "It's sunny and hot out there again, but there's a refreshing breeze for many, which is masking the strong sunshine.
"Gusts between 35mph and 40mph have been reported in exposed areas. It's important not to forget how strong the sun is at this time of the year."
There has also been a warning from police on the dangers of cooling off in rivers after a 15-year-old boy jumped from a bridge over the Thames in Oxford on Friday night.
Police said the circumstances leading up to his death are still being investigated, but it led officers to issue a safety plea warning there were "hidden dangers" under water.
On Saturday afternoon a 23-year-old man died after jumping into the water and getting into difficulty near a waterfall in Linn Park, Glasgow.
Scotland saw the highest temperatures on Saturday, reaching 28.1C (82.6F) in Kinlochewe in the Highlands - warmer than the Greek island of Crete, at 23C (73.4F).
Around the UK, temperatures did not quite reach the highs achieved on Friday, but were still above average for the time of year, sending crowds flocking to seaside resorts.
Temperatures are expected to top 27C in places on Sunday, with northwest Scotland, northwest England, the Midlands and the London area getting the best weather.
Sunday is expected to have lighter winds than Saturday, so it will probably feel warmer.
Robinson added: "Sunday temperatures will be similar to Saturday's, with plenty of sunshine, but it'll feel warmer, with light winds.
"There are a few exceptions though - southwest England and southern Ireland will be cooler, with a few showers. Some coastal areas of northeast England and eastern Scotland will also be misty and cool."
It will start to cool off in the coming days. Monday is set to see a high of 25C and Tuesday 23C.
It will be the middle of next week before temperatures begin to fall significantly towards the seasonal average, according to forecasters. They will drop to about 20C or 21C on Wednesday and then into the high teens on Thursday.
Cooler temperatures are forecast for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations next weekend.
what do you think?
here we go again - a bit of sunshine and we're all going to die...It's too late fo rme I am of the generation that used olive oil instead of sunscreen. Anyway, with all this covering up advice we now have a generation of children at risk of rickets as an over reaction to teh skin cancer scares. Like junk food sun shine should be a little bit at a time but enjoy it we don't get enough here.
How do we ever survive??
Too late - already seen two badly sunburnt babies that are going to be in agony. The parents, and probably grandparents, haven`t cottoned on to the fact that the sun`s rays are more harmful than they used to be - well maybe they`ve been told but don`t give a damn.
Awww dont like the idea if the. Ice weather leaving so soon :.(
how can you drown in a waterfall in a park , but then apparently you can drown in 1/2 an inch of water