A “pollen bomb” scheduled for Bristol this bank holiday weekend –

A “pollen bomb” scheduled for Bristol this bank holiday weekend – fr

People with hay fever have been warned to expect high pollen levels during spring holidays.
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.

Pollen risk from the Met Office in the South West of England on May 30-21, 2021

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.

Pollen tips

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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