People enjoy Lake Cathie, Camden Haven on January 5, 2018

People kicked off their weekend with a visit to Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve on Friday, January 5 to soak up the sun and participate in water activities. 

There were people flying kites, fishers hoping to get a snag, kayakers out for a paddle and others giving the stand up boards a try. 

A high pressure system is slowly moving east and is expected to promote fine weather in most areas. 

The North Coast Public Health Unit has warned of the potential health risks associated with hot weather.

Public Health unit director Paul Corben said with hot summer conditions forecast it is important that people take precautions to prevent heat-related illness.