Brits to brace for hay fever havoc as 20C mini heatwave brings soaring pollen count to south east – The Sun

BRITS should brace themselves for hay fever havoc as this weekend's mini heatwave brings a soaring pollen count.

Sizzling conditions of 20C will see the country basked in sunshine but the hot weather could cause problems for allergy sufferers in the south east.

Met Office forecasters predict pollen levels will peak tomorrow and Monday, with areas like Kent and London worst hit.

Tree and ash pollen could cause fits of sneezes for those hoping to take a break from the coronavirus lockdown by stretching their legs.

However, health officials have urged Brits not to flock to parks and beaches with police fining anyone they think are purposely flouting rules.

Forces are sending out more officers to patrol on the roads, streets, around beauty spots and parks this weekend.

While the heads of London’s major parks, including the Royal Parks, warned in an open letter: “It’s clearly not OK to have picnics, sunbathe, cycle where it is not allowed or confront those putting themselves at risk to keep these spaces open… Don’t let this weekend’s fantastic weather do more harm than good.”

Forecasters believe that on Sunday, the weather will be as hot as Corfu.

The current record of 19.4C for this year was set in Rhyl, North Wales, on March 24.

The mercury will remain high into next week with a maximum of 18C expected each day until at least Wednesday.

The predicted temperatures are well above the 11C average for April.

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