Met Office warning as pollen levels rise across Yorkshire

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The Met Office has issued a warning for “high” pollen levels across Yorkshire this week.

Pollen levels have already been at “moderate” levels to start the week, but the increase is set to see symptoms worsen for hay fever sufferers.

Pollen maps from the Met Office show that levels will skyrocket to “high” across Yorkshire on Wednesday, July 10, before returning to “moderate” for the remainder of the week.

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The Met Office warns that, once again, grass pollen will be the main culprit. A spokesman said: “Grass & nettle pollen airborne during warm, dry weather. Spores: increasing spore risk from Alternaria & Cladosporium during warm weather.”

And sadly, the increase in pollen levels doesn’t mean that there’s a promise of good weather. Meteorologists are predicting that the high pollen levels will be accompanied by outbreaks of rain and breezy conditions.

Pollen levels will be 'high' across Yorkshire on Wednesday, July 10 -Credit:Met Office
Pollen levels will be 'high' across Yorkshire on Wednesday, July 10 -Credit:Met Office

The Met Office weather forecast for Yorkshire on Tuesday, July 9, when pollen levels remain moderate, is: “Cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, gradually clearing northwards during the morning. Brighter skies followed with some heavy, possibly thundery, showers during the afternoon. Warm and humid too. Breezy. Maximum temperature 21 °C.”

The weather outlook for Wednesday onwards, according to the Met Office, is: “Cloudy with outbreaks of rain over western hills Wednesday, drier and brighter elsewhere. A band of rain sinks south Thursday. Largely dry with sunny spells Friday. Often breezy and cool.”

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