Sunshine to return in time for Bank Holiday

There are early signs much of the UK will see an improvement in weather over the bank holiday weekend and this will last through much of next week, according to the Met Office.

Whilst rain and showers are likely across much of the country on Saturday and at first on Sunday, there are signs of an improvement from the west as we go through Sunday and Monday.

The change in the...

Plymouth enjoys Bank Holiday sunshine

Plymouth saw a sunny start to Bank Holiday Monday, and the good news that dry weather and sunny spells are expected to continue through the week.

Shoppers and tourists enjoyed temperatures hovering around the 21°C mark on Monday, with cloud cover expected to build through the afternoon. But according to the Met Office, clear skies should emerge by Monday evening.

Tuesday will...

Fire service reminds people to keep glass and mirrors away from the sun

Sunshine is forecast over the next few days! Every year at this time Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service attends a number of fires caused by the sun’s rays focussing through or onto glass, and then setting fire to nearby objects.

At this time of year the sun is low in the sky, and shines directly through windows, so any mirrored or glass items close to the window may re-focus...

Public health officials raise sunburn warning after unusually high measurements of UV radiation

Public Health England (PHE), the body who work with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation's health and support healthier choices, have warned of an increased health risk from the spring sunshine. This comes after measurements of ultraviolet (UV) radiation at sites across the UK revealed unusually high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation....