Locals are making the most of the warm sunny weather as a heatwave hits County Fermanagh.

Notorious for its rainy weather, the lakeland county is experiencing a hot spell with temperatures reaching as high as 23°C over the past few days.

Over the bank holiday weekend, many people enjoyed the sunshine out boating on Lough Erne or cooling down with a dip at favoured wild swimming spots including Trory Jetty and Lough MacNean.

As the sun continued to shine throughout the week, there were barbecues aplenty and gardening galore. As sun-worshippers grabbed the rare opportunity to catch some rays in their own backyard, farmers used the dry weather as a chance to get the silage cut.

According to BBC Weather, the dry, sunny weather and high temperatures are set to continue well into next week.

Although rain showers are forecast for the weekend beginning this Friday, June 9, the temperatures will continue to be in the high teens, up to 19°C.

Encouraging the general public to enjoy the sun safely, Yinka Ebo, Senior Health Information Officer at Cancer Research UK, said: “It’s great to have such lovely weather, and we all need some sun to keep us healthy, but it’s important to stay safe when the sun is strong and take care not to burn.

“In many cases, sunburn actually happens in the UK, often when people are out and about. The sun’s rays can be strong enough to burn in the UK from around April to September.

“You can protect yourself and your family from sunburn by using a combination of shade, clothing and at least SPF 15 sunscreen when enjoying the sunshine.”