Heatwave warning: Drivers warned plastic water bottles could become a fire risk

However, they urged road users there was still some “risk” in the current weather and urged drivers to park away from direct light.

Motorists were also urged to store possible fire risks away from their cabins such as in the boot or the glovebox.

Mr Conway said: “​​In the UK, it’s easy to overlook the dangers of leaving objects in our cars in summer.

“Especially when you think other countries experience much warmer weather, but that does not mean there’s no risk.

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