Notts residents are being warned to cover up and stay safe as they enjoy the sun, with tempratures set to rise over the weekend.
After temperatures dropped during the week, the region is in for a bumper weekend of sun and heat.
However, while residents may enjoy the summer weather and ice cream, Notts County Council is urging caution and safety.
A Level 2 alert has been triggered for the East Midlands region as the Met Office forecasts that there is a 60 per cent chance of temperatures being high enough on at least two consecutive days to have a significant effect on health.
This normally takes place two to three days before a heatwave is expected to occur.
Public Health England is advising people to keep safe in the sun by keeping out of the sun between 11am and 3pm , using sunscreen, wearing loose cotton lothing with sunglasses and a hat, drinking plenty of cool drinks, and seeking shade.
People are also being encouraged to look out for those most vulnerable and ensure nobody is left in a parked vehicle.