Warmer weather results in an increase in air pollution levels

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Warmer weather is on the way this week and next week.

Temperatures are expected to rise to over 23C by Monday and DEFRA’s pollution forecast predicts that pollution levels will rise from LOW to MODERATE.

A moderate forecast means that adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, who experience symptoms, should consider reducing strenuous physical activity, particularly outdoors.

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DEFRA Air Quality Forecast

DEFRA’s forecast says: “Southeasterly winds from Continent dominating, the risk of Moderate air pollution is likely to be widespread through this three-day period, with localised areas of High air pollution also possible”.

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