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‘Unusually’ warm weather to hit Greater Manchester this week – but it’s bad news for hay fever sufferers, The Manc

‘Unusually’ warm weather to hit Greater Manchester this week – but it’s bad news for hay fever sufferers

Greater Manchester will FINALLY get a taste of summer later this week when ‘unusually’ warm weather reaches the region.

The Met Office is predicting ‘well above average’ temperatures as high as 27 degrees in the north west on Friday.

But the weather service says it won’t be heatwave conditions just yet. To be classed as a heatwave, the mercury needs to stay high for three days, and we’re not that lucky.

The rest of the week is predicted to be mild (23 degrees on Wednesday and 22 degrees on Thursday) before shooting up on Friday.

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‘Unusually’ warm weather to hit Greater Manchester this week – but it’s bad news for hay fever sufferers, The Manc
The pollen forecast for Friday 17 June as warm weather hits the UK. Credit: Met Office

And then it all tumbles down again over the weekend, with Saturday set to be just 17 degrees with showers.

While many of us will be looking forward to some sunny days, it’s bad news for hayfever sufferers.

‘Unusually’ warm weather to hit Greater Manchester this week – but it’s bad news for hay fever sufferers, The Manc
The warm weather will also mean a high pollen count. Credit: Unsplash

The Met Office has said that the pollen count will remain ‘very high’ throughout the week.

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Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Dan Rudman said: “Temperatures will rise through the week, becoming well above-average by day by Friday when many parts of the southern half of the UK are likely to reach 30C or even 33C in isolated spots.

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“This is the first spell of hot weather this year and it is still unusual for temperature to exceed these values in June. Many areas will also see some warm nights with temperatures expected to be in the mid to high teens overnight.”

Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and health protection at the UK Health Security Agency, said: ‘‘With temperatures forecast to reach 30C in some parts of the south on Friday we want everyone to enjoy the hot weather safely when it arrives and be aware of good health advice for coping with warmer conditions.

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“During periods of hot weather it is especially important to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable, such as older people and those with heart or lung conditions. Make sure to look out for signs of heat exhaustion and follow our simple health advice to beat the heat.”

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