TEMPERATURES are reaching glorious levels this week, leaving many Brits hot and bothered in the sunshine.
The country is reaching levels as high as 32C in recent days and Brits are sweltering from having to work indoors.
Sunday could even hit 43C as boiling locals get ready to pack beaches during the weekend to catch a rare spell of tropical weather.
But if you're setting off outside, it's a good idea to be armed with the latest tech to cool off quickly – as well as your sun cream, of course.
Especially now that kids are off for the summer, it's important to keep everyone cool and relaxed under the sun.
So from quirky fans to tiny mini fridges for stocking just the cold treat you're craving, we've listed six handy cooling gadgets to get you set for the weekend.
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And they don't need to break the bank either.
Great products designed for this weather start from as little as £2.
But you will want to be quick, not only because the glorious sunshine might not stick around long, but because products will fly off the shelves as Brits begin to break a sweat.
Before you splash out though, make sure you shop around.
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Use price comparison tools like Google Shopping to find similar products from other retailers and compare prices.
You might find there's an even better offer out there on all the same quirky gadgets that'll keep you and the family from boiling over.
And, as always, check how much delivery costs before you order. You don't want to pay more than you wanted to if it's cheaper just to pick up in stores.
We've narrowed down our top picks. Take a look:
- Price: £1.99 each – buy now
You're going to need a breeze this week, and you can't go wrong with a handheld mini fan.
At just under £2 in Superdrug, you won't need to bother with tirelessly flapping your hands in front of your face.
They need two AA batteries to run, but luckily they come with the purchase.
At such a little size in a range of colours, they're great for cooling down your little ones too.
USB mini desk fan
- Price: £4.99 – buy now
B&M are selling a handy little fan that could just as easily perch on the beach as you catch some rays.
It's powered by a USB cable, so you might want to bring a portable charger with you.
And if you're looking to order it, do keep in mind delivery costs. It'll add an extra £3.95 to your order if you get it delivered.
Wilko weatherproof extension lead
- Price: £22.99 – buy now
With sweltering temperatures rising and water from paddling pools sloshing about nearby, you might want a waterproof extension cord to keep all your gadgets and plugs safe.
This Wilko lead stretches for 8m, meaning you can roam a little further from just the back door with no fear of getting anything damaged.
You'll be able to plug four items in safely at once.
But you'll need to pay £5 for standard delivery, and if you want it quicker or next day, it'll cost £8.
You might be best to nip in stores so you don't have to pay extra.
Portable neck fan
- Price: £26.99 – buy now
Amazon are selling a nifty portable neck fan for just this kind of weather.
It's rechargeable with three different options for speed – and it just sits on your neck like headphones do.
You can also get free delivery which, if it's ordered now, can come by tomorrow.
Blaupunkt mini drinks fridge
- Price: £35 – buy now
How about the miniest of mini fridges to keep your snacks cool on a warm day?
The gadget is one of the priciest on our list, at £35, but you'll find it's much cheaper than larger, and bulkier, mini fridges.
The smaller size means this one is perfectly portable too – so you can take it anywhere, meaning cold drinks all round.
But don't be fooled by the size – it will pack a lot in. It should fit about six cans.
Chillmax air cooler and humidifier
- Price: £39.99 – buy now
From bargain-sellers JML, this handy air cooler will keep your room fresh and breezy.
It works a bit like a mini air conditioning unit.
Most full sized air conditioning units are very expensive, but a smaller one will do just as good a job for a fraction of the price.
This one runs for up to ten hours and, what's more, it comes with coloured LED mood lights if you fancy a change up in your space.
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