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Pollution Notifications

There are no regions with High or Very High levels of pollution at the moment.

Last updated: 21/04/2015 15:00:00

Please note that forecasts are for a 24 hour period from midnight to midnight, whereas pollution notifications are based on a 24 hour rolling mean of measured values. This means that pollution notifications can sometimes include values from the previous day which accounts for any noted differences from forecasts.

Find out the associated health advice for air pollution »

 

Forecast

Issued at 21/04/2015 5am

Today

Air pollution levels are expected to be Low across the UK, with pockets of Moderate near busy roads and urban centres.

Tomorrow

Air pollution levels are expected to continue Low across the UK, but locally increase to Moderate near busy roads and urban centres.

Outlook

Air pollution levels will be predominantly Low with isolated pockets of Moderate air pollution, especially on Friday across southeast England with air possibly being sourced from the near continent.

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Health advice

Air Pollution Banding Accompanying health messages for at-risk individuals* Accompanying health messages for the general population
Low Enjoy your usual outdoor activities. Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.
Moderate Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, who experience symptoms, should consider reducing strenuous physical activity, particularly outdoors. Enjoy your usual outdoor activities.
High Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, should reduce strenuous physical exertion, particularly outdoors, and particularly if they experience symptoms. People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often. Older people should also reduce physical exertion. Anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, cough or sore throat should consider reducing activity, particularly outdoors.
Very High Adults and children with lung problems, adults with heart problems, and older people, should avoid strenuous physical activity. People with asthma may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often. Reduce physical exertion, particularly outdoors, especially if you experience symptoms such as cough or sore throat.

*Adults and children with heart or lung problems are at greater risk of symptoms. Follow your doctor's usual advice about exercising and managing your condition. It is possible that very sensitive individuals may experience health effects even on Low air pollution days.