The pollen count
has declined due to the arrival of clouds from the west.
"The pollen count
will fluctuate depending on the season, time of day, weather and atmosphere," said Anshu.
First, the higher the pollen count
, the worst your hay fever will be.
Hayfever sufferers' woe as 'very high' pollen count
lingers for the south east
have hit a record high after recent rain and warm weather caused grass and trees to grow more quickly.
| Taking trips to the beach can be beneficial, as the pollen count
is usually lower nearer to the coast.
Scattered afternoon thunderstorms are predicted from Saturday (May 12) to Monday (May 14) in parts of the UK just as pollen counts
are expected to rise.
Despite temperatures in Greater Manchester falling, forecasters say the pollen count
is likely to be high on Wednesday and Friday and moderate today Thursday, and Saturday.
There are a number of other ways that you can help protect yourself from the symptoms of hay fever: |Keep the windows shut in the house and the car especially when pollen counts
are high |Avoid grassy areas and woodlands, or cutting the grass | Wear wrap-around sunglasses |After being outdoors wash your hands, face, hair, rinse your eyes and change your clothes to avoid spreading pollen around your home |If possible stay indoors when the pollen count
is high |Smear a small amount of petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, inside your nose to help prevent pollen settling inside your nose |Don't dry washing outside to avoid pollen sticking to your clothes | Buy a pollen filter for car air vents.
The problem is that stormy weather has the opposite effect and breaks up pollen particles, increasing the pollen count
. making particles easier to inhale.
In the UK, symptoms are more common between spring and autumn when the pollen count
is at its highest.
Other steps you can take to reduce symptoms when the pollen count
is high: Shower and change your clothes when you get in, this will remove any lingering pollen Avoid drying clothes and bedding on your washing line when the pollen count
is high Keep your windows closed - even at night.