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It’s that time of year again when grass pollen is in the air across the UK. For many people this brings all the symptoms of hay fever: runny nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing. The NHS says hay fever is one … Continue reading
After a chilly end to April with snow and frosts, May has got off to a warmer start, and temperatures are forecast to climb further through the weekend with further sunshine. The rise in temperatures is a result of a … Continue reading
Different types of pollen, released at varying times throughout the year, cause millions to suffer from hay fever and other allergies and these symptoms can have a serious impact on well-being. The Met Office counts pollen from March to August, however, pollen … Continue reading
Early Met Office figures for the first half of July show that it has been warmer, drier and sunnier than usual so far this month. We’ve now had 11 days with temperatures over 28 °C somewhere in the UK, making … Continue reading
As the hot period of weather continues across most of the UK, very high levels of grass pollen are forecast. One in five people suffer from hay fever across the nation. The Met Office pollen forecast shows most parts of … Continue reading
With many parts of the UK seeing periods of warmer, drier weather over the next few days, high pollen counts are forecast in places. So far this season, we have seen relatively low pollen counts, due to the unsettled weather … Continue reading
The cold and unsettled weather that the UK saw this spring has lead to relatively low pollen counts so far this season. However, with fine and warm weather expected during the rest of the first week of June, high pollen counts … Continue reading
The weather has been very unsettled during June and the start of July, and this has been reflected in the pollen counts. As we predicted back in May, there have been some very high counts, but there have also been some … Continue reading
In May the Met Office warned that the wet weather we had seen in April was promoting strong grass growth and that this could lead to high grass pollen counts later in the year. Over recent days, observed pollen counts … Continue reading
The recent unsettled weather has kept pollen levels much lower than normal for the time of year. However, this week the weather is expected to be drier, brighter and a little more settled than recent weeks and as a result we expect … Continue reading