First drought and floods, now get ready for bumper hay fever season warns Met Office
At the moment the pollen count is low because the rain washes the particles out of the atmosphere.
However the wet weather means a good growing season for grass and if it is dry over the next couple of months then there could be a huge release of pollen during the traditional ‘hay fever season’.
The Met Office issued the warning as the agency announced a number of new initiatives to try and improve pollen forecasting including, a new ‘social pollen count app’ that uses Twitter to tell people where the worse areas are.
One in five people in Britain suffer from hay fever and 95 per cent of sufferers are allergic to grass pollen.
Last year the dry spring meant a low pollen count because grass died out.