What is today's pollen count in the UK and what are the levels in London?
2 July 2019, 14:51 | Updated: 3 July 2019, 12:57
UK pollen count in July 2019: what is the pollen count today?
Now that the weather is a whole lot brighter and the sunshine has returned, that sadly means that hay fever sufferers everywhere will start having a sneezing fit or two.
Here are the latest updates:
What is the pollen count today?
The Met Office have forecast VERY HIGH pollen count for the following regions in the UK:
- South East England
- South West England
- East England
- West Midlands
- East Midlands
The Met Office have forecast HIGH pollen count for the following regions in the UK:
- North East England
The Met Office have forecast MEDIUM pollen count for the following regions in the UK:
- Northern Ireland
- Lothian and borders
- Highland and Eileen Siar
The Met Office have forecast LOW pollen count for the following regions in the UK:
Most areas of the UK, in particular the south, have been predicted to experience ‘high’ or ‘very high’ pollen counts over the next few days, which may prove to be harmful to some.
Dr Andy Whittamore, Clinical Lead for Asthma UK and a practising GP, said: “This swampy humid air could spell misery for people with asthma and even trigger a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.
"Humidity can trap pollutants and allergens like pollen, mould, dust and smoke in the air, which then cause asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and a tight chest.
“If you have asthma and are already noticing more asthma symptoms such as coughing, a tight chest or breathlessness, make sure you keep your blue reliever inhaler with you at all times.”