An urgent warning has been issued to millions of hay fever sufferers across the UK as the weather starts to warm up. Temperatures are set to skyrocket over the coming days, with the South West poised to see highs of up to 18c by the weekend.
And while many of us will be welcoming the more Spring-like weather, those with pollen allergies will not. As ‘pollen season’ takes a hold, it is grass pollen that causes months of misery for those with an allergy, the Mirror Online reports.
A spokesperson from the Met Office said: “Tree pollen occurs first, typically from late March to mid-May, and affects around 25 per cent of people. Most people are allergic to grass pollen (which actually has two peaks) and the season lasts from mid-May until July.
“Weed pollen can be released at any time but the season typically covers the end of June to September.”
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