Widespread areas of locally High air pollution are forecast today for much of the UK.
After the hottest day of the year yesterday for the UK, air pollution levels are forecast to rise today from low to moderate/high in parts of Merseyside.
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.
People on Merseyside have been warned to expect moderate pollution levels that could trigger health problems on Thursday.
Wirral & Merseyside basked in 20C temperatures last week and that will seem like a distant memory, as Arctic air sweeps across the country this week.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs have issued health warnings as Merseyside is forecast dangerously high pollution levels tomorrow.
High pressure and very few winds is causing pollution from Europe to hang over Wirral today. The Met Office has said the area is expected to expereince medium or high levels of pollution due to smog being blown in from Europe. A Met Office spokeswoman said: “Winds bringing in pollution from the continent, combined with locally generated…