North East set for "very high" pollen count this weekend according to Met Office predictions
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While many of us are able to head to beer gardens and enjoy the warm weather, the Met Office has warned anyone who suffers from hay fever that the pollen count across the area is expected to be “very high” over the weekend and into next week.
In addition to temperatures, rainfall and more, the weather service also forecasts the pollon count across the UK and the coming days could see some tough conditions for those suffering from hay fever.
The Met Office’s pollen forecast splits the UK into large general areas with the North East being considered as one region from the Yorkshire border to the northern tip of Northumberland. The Met Office is predicting a high rate of pollen in the air on Sunday, April 16 before the prediction reaches the “very high” rating on Monday, April 17.
The very high rating reduces to simply “high” again on Tuesday, April 18.
Although the very high pollen count may cause some people issues in the coming days, the threat of sunburn isn’t too high according to the Met Office, which also predicts the strength of UV rays from the sun each day. This coming week will see a ‘moderate’ level of UV exposure.
According to the Met Office, this means the public should take care during the midday hours.