EXPERTS are warning the public to beware sunburn, heatstroke and other medical issues as Glasgow prepares for extreme temperatures.

A heatwave which is sweeping across the UK has seen alarm bells ring for health professionals with the public at risk.

Glasgow itself will see the mercury rise to highs of 29°C on Thursday, while across the country some areas could see temperatures hit 38°C.


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Doctors are advising people in the city to remember to take care in the sun, particularly the very young, the very old and those with chronic diseases.

It is not just sun-burn, dehydration and hayfever which people need to be mindful of but the hot weather can affect people with respiratory problems.

Dr Emilia Crighton, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Deputy Director of Public Health has also called for people to look after their skin in the sun.

She added: "We want everyone to enjoy their time in the sun but people need to be sensible and take precautions, which will ensure they stay healthy while enjoying the weather.


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“People should try to avoid being in direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day between 12 noon and 3pm.

"Replenishing fluids is really important as everyone runs the risk of becoming relatively dehydrated in this heat and everyone should be particularly careful to take extra liquids, cold tap water is ideal, at regular intervals."

Dr Crighton also stressed the importance of looking after looking after children, particularly those with fair skin.

While hot spells are expected, parts of Scotland have also been put on alert, with a yellow weather warning issued for spells of thunder.

Meanwhile, the city council have reminded those enjoying Glasgow's parks during the heatwave to act responsibly, keeping them "clean and safe".