The UK's Hay Fever Hotspots are Revealed
Do increasing temperatures and warm weather cause your eyes to itch, stream like the Niagara falls is emerging from the sockets, and uncontrollable sneezing like you’re in the middle of a potpourri factory? If so, you are probably one of the incredible 13million people Britain who are all battling allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. March right through to September is particularly hazardous for hay fever sufferers, with various types of pollen rife in different months. The pollen season can be broken down into three main sections:
- Tree pollen - late March to mid-May.
- Grass pollen - mid-May to July.
- Weed pollen - end of June to September.
- Grass pollen – Wales, parts of Scotland and national parks (Exmoor, the Peak District, Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, etc).
- Birch and hazel – South-east.
- Mugwort plants - Eastern coast.
- Nettle plants – Cities (London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow, etc).