Met Office warning as Yorkshire hit with weekend pollen bomb

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Hayfever sufferers across Yorkshire are set for more misery this weekend as the Met Office has issued a warning for ‘very high’ pollen levels.

The county has already been hit by ‘high’ pollen levels this week, however the dramatic increase is set to cause symptoms to worsen for hay fever sufferers in time for the weekend.

Pollen maps from the Met Office show that levels will be ‘very high’ across Yorkshire - and much of the UK - on Saturday, June 29.

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Met Office pollen maps are predicting a 'very high' pollen count across Yorkshire on Saturday, June 29
Met Office pollen maps are predicting a 'very high' pollen count across Yorkshire on Saturday, June 29 -Credit:Met Office

Some relief may come for hay fever sufferers on Sunday, June 30, when pollen levels will return to ‘high’.

The Met Office is warning that grass pollen will be the main culprit. They said: “Grass pollen will rise in warm, dry weather. Nettle, dock & plantain too. Spores: A little Alternaria & medium Cladosporium when warm; Leptosphaeria after rain.”

And while pollen levels are increasing, temperatures in Yorkshire are set to decrease compared to those which we have seen in recent days, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle expected across much of the county. Scroll below for the full Met Office weather forecast for Yorkshire this weekend.

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Outlook for Saturday, June 29

Cloudy with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, mainly across western hills with other areas mostly dry. Any brighter spells remaining limited. Feeling rather humid, despite temperatures staying near normal. Maximum temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Sunday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 2

Cool start Sunday, mostly dry and sunny, the odd shower possible. Dry start Monday, before rain spreads southeast later, occasionally heavy. Drier, but rather cloudy Tuesday with some brighter spells.