DRY, sunny and hot - that's the forecast for Pembrokeshire for the next five days.

The almost unbroken sunshine of the last few days sets to continue this week, with highs of 27 degrees on Thursday.

Although coastal areas may feel cooler thanks to sea breezes, an average temperature of around 26 degrees looks to persist in Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and Pembroke, and around 23 degrees in the north of the county.

The weekend looks set to be another scorcher, but accompanying high pollen counts will make for an uncomfortable week for hayfever sufferers.

Top sunshine tips:

  • Limit exposure to direct sunlight between 11am and 3pm.
  • Seek the shade, especially important for young children and babies.
  • Wearing loose-fitting, long-sleeved clothing if out in the sun for an extended period.
  • Wear a hat that shades the face and neck.
  • Don't cover your baby's pram with a blanket. Research shows preventing air flow in this way can cause the temperature inside a pram or pushchair to soar, and can be dangerous.
  • Drink enough water, and make sure children are staying hydrated too. Sleepiness and floppiness, dizziness and headaches can be a sign of heatstroke.

Hayfever - how to help:

  • Medication and antihistamines can help relieve symptoms, and eye drops can help relieve itching.
  • Keep windows closed when possible, especially when driving.
  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses to prevent pollen making your eyes sore.
  • Avoid drying clothing and bedding outside when the pollen count is high.
  • Smoking will irritate the lining of your airways and make your allergies worse, so ditch the fags for the summer.
  • Avoid wine and beer, and if you're attending a summer wedding say no to that glass of bubbly, which contains around 84mg of histamine per 125ml glass. Instead, opt for a G&T or chilled vodka lemonade if you're drinking.