Because of the thick clouds and pollution, fitness enthusiasts and vulnerable people are being advised to stay indoors.
Temperatures of 20C have been on the rise. “high”The most dangerous form of fine particulate polluting is PM2.5.
As Britain basks under the sun, high levels of pollution have been observed from Sunderland to Kent.
Some parts of the South East are experiencing high levels of visibility “very high”Levels, especially in Essex and Norfolk.
Government advice urges everyone to “reduce physical exertion, particularly when outdoors and especially if they experience symptoms such as a cough or sore throat” when there’s very high levels of pollution.
Limiting alcohol intake is a good idea for seniors and people with heart and lung diseases. “strenuous physical exertion”.
It is a recommendation for anyone suffering from “discomfort”They should think about reducing their activities.
Because of the heatwave that hit Europe in the spring, the pollution is now sitting high above the country.
The Met Office says that it comes partly from European farmers spraying cops or plowing.
Sarah Kent, Met Office: “We’ve got high pressure across the country and across the south eastern corner of the UK that’s drawing in a south easterly breeze.
“The other issue with high pressure is that because the wind is so light, the pollution we produce in our cities is not being dispersed, it’s just sitting there.”
According to a weather expert, it comes as temperatures rise hot enough to fry an eggs on a car bonnet in the next few days. It is possible to get 30C in direct sunlight.
Jim Dale is a British Weather Services meteorologist. “We expect general highs of 21C in the warmest spots over the next couple of days.
“But in direct sunshine, it might be possible to record temperatures of 30C, the sort of temperatures which can make it hot enough to fry an egg on a car bonnet.
“This can bring the risk of sunburn, so this is something for people to watch out for.”
The temperature is expected to drop starting Monday
London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, said motorists should take fewer journeys to avoid contributing to the pollution with exhaust fumes.
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