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Met Office warn of very high pollen count for next five days

Friday, 9 June 2023 10:40

By Barbara Constable

The Met Office is warning the UK is set to be hit with a huge ‘pollen bomb’ this weekend, with hay fever sufferers being urged to prepare for the high pollen.

The Met Office is warning the UK is set to be hit with a huge ‘pollen bomb’ this weekend, with hay fever sufferers being urged to prepare for the high pollen.

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 With the most common allergy in the UK being tree and grass pollen (23%), it’s expected to bring additional problems for hay fever sufferers. Temperatures in London, Glasgow, Plymouth, and Cardiff are expected to hit highs of around 25C on Saturday, with pollen levels skyrocketing to high alerts in the south of England, the Midlands and Wales.

 Research found on average, people who suffer with allergies spend over an hour and a half each day (1.72 hours) sneezing and coughing, almost two hours (1.67 hours) blowing their nose and well over an hour (1.43 hours) getting antihistamines or medication to reduce the symptoms they are experiencing.

  • Half (51%) of people in the UK suffer from allergies to some extent
  • Most common allergy in the UK is tree and grass pollen (23%)
  • One fifth of people who suffer with allergies admit to staying at home more as a result

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