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Air pollution 'moderate' for most of Wales

Large parts of England were hit by smog last year. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is forecasting air pollution for the whole of Wales.

High pressure and light winds are being blamed.

It says there will be 'moderate' levels of pollution for most of Wales with parts of the North East and Mid Wales affected by 'high' levels.

It's also issued health advice for adults and children with lung problems and adults with heart problems.

Air pollution levels are expected to fall tomorrow and clear by Saturday.

Air pollution affects parts of Wales

Parts of Wales are experiencing high levels of air pollution today.

The Met Office says parts of Flintshire reach up to eight out of ten - which means 'high' - on its Daily Air Quality Index scale - with moderate levels around Wrexham and along the English border in Mid Wales.

Parts of Wales have been ranked at 8 out of 10 on the air pollution scale. Credit: Met Office

The air pollution, which is affecting other parts of the UK far worse, has been blamed on dust that has been blown over from the Sahara desert in Africa.