Warm weather brings '˜very high' pollen count and problems for hay fever sufferers this week

There is a '˜high' pollen warning for Lancashire today, Monday June 12, according to Met Office forecasts.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 12th June 2017, 2:13 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th June 2017, 2:38 pm
Met Office Pollen Count forecast
Met Office Pollen Count forecast

Temperatures are due to stay warm, 17c and above, throughout this week, but with the sunshine comes problems for hay fever sufferers.

The Met Office is forecasting a ‘High’ pollen forecast from Monday to Thursday this week, levels remaining ‘High’ on Friday.

One in five people in the UK suffer from hay fever, with different pollens setting off symptoms in individual sufferers.

Drinking alcohol can make your symptoms worse as it contains histamine, the chemical that sets off allergy symptoms in the body.

The pollen count season is normally March to August. However, it can start as early as January and end as late as November.

The pollen season separates into three main sections:

• Tree pollen – late March to mid-May

• Grass pollen – mid-May to July

• Weed pollen – end of June to September