After a rather soggy May, the British are making the most of the long-awaited sunny period.
The Met Office predicts an average grass pollen risk in the southwest over the weekend and Monday.
But data from the Kleenex Pollen Forecast shows pollen levels across the country this weekend continue to rise as we head into peak pollen season, which could lead to a wave of runny noses, sore eyes. and sneezing.
Sunny weather and temperatures of up to 20 degrees are expected across the UK on public holidays, which is expected to contribute significantly to the rise in pollen levels.
Kleenex pollen forecasts
The severity of pollen levels is measured by pollen grains per cubic meter (PPM).
A reading of 200 to 703 for tree pollen is considered high, and anything above 704 is very high.
Selected regions with currently high forecasts for tree pollen in the UK on Sunday include:
London: 277 PPM
Belfast : 285 PPM
Bristol : 267 ppm
Leeds : 272 PPM
Leicester : 289 PPM
Liverpool : 290 ppm
Manchester: 281 PPM
Nottingham : 288 ppm
The Kleenex Pollen Forecast provides a detailed pollen tally for the UK’s 1.7 million postcodes three days in advance, allowing people with hay fever to plan their outings using pollen data specific to their location. city or local town, rather than a broad national forecast.
Its data comes from Ambee, which gathers information from pollen traps across the country, on the local weather of the day and on different types of trees, weeds and grass in a specific area.
Amena Warner, Head of Clinical Services, Allergy UK, shared tips for people with hay fever on how they can manage symptoms when meeting friends and family in the garden, pub or park :
Consider your wardrobe choices
Accessories like hats and wraparound sunglasses can prevent pollen from reaching the face, hair and especially the eyes
Try using an allergen barrier balm
Some people with allergies find that applying an allergen barrier balm around the base of the nostrils and around sunglasses creates a barrier against airborne allergens.
Plan your daily outings carefully
Always check the Kleenex pollen forecast before you leave the house. Daily monitoring of pollen levels can help you plan ahead to manage your symptoms
Shower when you come home
The pollen can stay on your skin and hair after you’re out, so take a shower as soon as possible when you get home.
Always carry a pack of tissues with you
Ori Ben Shai, Vice President and General Manager of Kimberly-Clark UK, said: “We know how nasty hay fever can be and we are delighted to continue our partnership with Allergy UK to help the 13 million people. suffering from hay fever in the UK this summer.
“The Kleenex Pollen Forecast provides unparalleled insight into local pollen levels and should be of great help to anyone struggling with allergies.
“We recommend that anyone with hay fever symptoms check the pollen levels in their postcode daily to make sure they can prepare properly and not hide indoors while the sun is shining.” .
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