Pollen counts across the country are forecast to reach high levels this weekend.
Met Éireann is warning all provinces will see high pollen counts throughout the weekend, as the warm weather continues.
#Pollen levels remaining high nationwide due to the fine, sunny weather 🌤️🤧
However, they will be locally lower along the east coast due to the easterly breeze and in any showers 🏖️🌦️
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) June 9, 2023
The Asthma Society says those with asthma and hay fever could be at risk of asthma attacks if left unmanaged.
Met Éireann Meteorologist Dr. Padraig Flattery says we’re entering the peak of the grass pollen season:
"There is a bit of a change in Eastern and northeastern parts of the country, so the risk is reduced in these parts in Dublin and places like Belfast.
"And this is because of the cooler easterly breezes that we've been getting, and any areas that then might experience high rainfall or heavy showers over the next few days.
"The risk will also be reduced, but it remains high across most of the country."