High levels of air pollution expected to clear later

Air pollution levels remain high across parts of England and Wales but are expected to reduce later today.

The air pollution is expected to ease today.
The current air pollution is expected to ease today. Credit: DEFRA

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) reports that more than 20 areas from northern England down to the South East are still gripped by high levels of pollution this morning.

But a fresh air mass arriving later is expected to push the pollution eastwards over the North Sea, weather forecasters have said.

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The air pollution forecast is much lower.
The air pollution forecast is much lower. Credit: DEFRA

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High levels of pollution expected to clear

Air pollution levels remain high across parts of England and Wales but are expected to reduce later today. The South East and Greater London are still experiencing "high" levels of pollution, Defra warns.