Update: 1:47PM THE elderly and young children need to take extra precautions when venturing out.
With average temperatures in the Western Division hovering around 31 degrees Celsius, older people and youngsters have to ensure they are hydrated throughout the day.
The Fiji Meteorological Service said the hot conditions are expected to continue until next week.
We will have hot days followed by thunderstorms and possible showers in the afternoons, the duty forecaster at the Nadi weather office said.
Next week, we are expecting a trough of low pressure to enter the group and with it we are expecting showers as well.