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Met Office pollen forecast as Yorkshire set for week of hayfever hell

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The Met Office has issued a pollen warning for Yorkshire for the next four days.

The forecast shows high pollen levels across the county with grass pollen, weed pollen (nettle, pellitory-of-the-wall, dock, plantain) and fungal spore in peak season.

READ MORE: How long Yorkshire’s heatwave will last and how hot it will be this week

According to experts, the most effective way to prevent hay fever is to avoid exposure to pollen – an almost impossible feat, especially during the summer months.

There are however antihistamines and corticosteroids which can relieve symptoms. Eye drops can also help.

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Over-the-counter treatments should be sufficient to ease, but anyone experiencing more severe symptoms should speak to a GP.

The forecast comes as Yorkshire is set for another hot, sunny week, following a scoching weekend when temperatures hit 30C.

A tiny North Yorkshire village was the hottest place in the UK on Saturday.

Here is the latest pollen forecast for Yorkshire from the Met Office

  • Sunday – High
  • Monday – High
  • Tuesday – High
  • Wednesday – High
  • Thursday – High

To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here.

Written by: Rother Radio News


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