Get ready for Doncaster heatwave

Spring daffodils bask in the sunshine of the spring equinox this Easter weekend.

Spring daffodils bask in the sunshine of the spring equinox this Easter weekend.

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The unseasonal sun has got people across Yorkshire and the Humber in the summer mood, but health experts are urging people to make sure they protect themselves.

Weather forecasters are predicting that the sunshine and high temperatures we’ve enjoyed for the past two weeks will continue with the mercury rising to 21 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Regional director for public health at NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, Paul Johnstone, said:

“Most people will agree that this unexpected sunshine is fantastic and it is great to be able to get out and about and enjoy it.

“However, just because it is still only April that doesn’t mean you can’t get sunburned.

“There are a number of ways that you can prevent sunburn and stay safe while you are out enjoying the sun. You should wear clothing to protect your skin or at least carry something which will enable you to cover up. It is also important to make sure you use sunscreen if you are expecting to be out in the sun for extended periods of time and it is equally important to reapply sunscreen throughout the day.”