London pollen levels: Capital to experience 'very high' count as pollen bomb set to hit UK

Pollen count in London soars as 'pollen bomb' is set to hit UK.
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London is set to experience significant levels of pollen over the weekend. The increased count comes as hayfever sufferers across the UK have been warned as a 'pollen bomb' is set to hit. 

Londoners are set to encounter high levels of pollen over the weekend and into early next week. Met Office's five-day pollen forecast shows the capital could have increased levels until Tuesday.

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The expected rise in pollen levels in the city comes as London prepares to see 30C temperatures at the end of the week. The capital is set to hit a sweltering 29C on Saturday alone.

The Met Office explains that hotter weather could aid high counts of pollen. In particular, temperatures between 18C - 28C paired with low humidity and a gentle breeze could act as the perfect catalyst for producing more pollen.

London's anticipated warm weekend prompted the city to receive a yellow weather alert earlier this week. The UK Health Security Agency and the Met Office issued a heat-health alert for London on Wednesday (June 7).

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