Pollen levels up - hayfever season begins

Hayfever season begins Credit: Arno Burgi/DPA/Press Association Images

This year pollen levels could be the highest in 50 years because the season is so late that all the different species are due to flower at the same time.

The Midlands is one of the worst areas because we are landlocked, so the wind can blow the pollen into the area from all directions.

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Hayfever hell

The Midlands is one of the worst areas for hayfever because it is landlocked so the wind blows pollen in from all directions. This summer could be the worst for pollen levels in 50 years.