Hay fever sufferers in Deeside are in for a rough few days
Deeside’s hay fever sufferers are in for a few rough days this week as pollen counts reach ‘very high’ levels.
The Met Office say the pollen count will be at ‘very high’ levels today, tomorrow levels will drop back a little before peaking again on Thursday to very high.
Pollen outlook: Grass pollen high to very high during good weather and moderate in the far north of Scotland. Weed pollen high. Spores moderately high.
Grass Pollen – Very High
The grass pollen risk will be high to very high at times in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Unsettled weather will occasionally reduce the risk to low to moderate. In Scotland the high risk days will be fewer and more intermittent and the highlands and islands will be mainly moderate.
Fungal Spore – High
Warm humid nights will allow a high risk from tilletiopsis and sporobolomyces. Cladosporium and Alternaria will be at moderate levels during warm weather. Ganoderma (basidiospores) will be prevalent too. Didymella spores will start to increase too.
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Weed Pollen – High
There will be high amounts of nettle/pellitory-of-the-wall and low to moderate amounts of dock and plantain pollen. Weed pollen affects approximately 20% of those affected by hay fever.
Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) pollen can cause hay fever in a small number of sufferers but Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) given off by the crop can cause irritation of the upper respiratory tract and eyes in some people in close proximity to the crop.
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