The heat is on as the temperatures soar in Blackpool

Hot, hot, hot! Blackpool Prom was blistering as the mercury rose towards the 30 degrees Celsius mark across Lancashire.

How to keep cool was the big question on the hottest day for years on Monday, with even hotter to come on Tuesday.

While the Fylde coast was not actually on red alert for the heat, like much of England, including a substantial part of the North West, it was certainly hot enough for most as temperatures climbed to 29 degrees on Monday afternoon, with highs of 32 in inland parts of Lancashire.

Our cameras were out and about seeing what people were up to, or not, as advice to stay indoors appeared to be heeded in many parts.