High pollution forecast for Thursday 18th September 2014

News published: 18/09/2014

Air pollution is forecast to reach high levels in parts of the South East, East and areas of South West England on Thursday 18th September 2014.  This is due to south easterly winds bringing in particulate pollution from the continent in addition to still conditions leading to the build-up of emissions from local sources.  It is also possible that Saharan dust may contribute a small proportion to these pollution levels.

Air pollution levels are likely to remain moderate for Southern England and Wales on Friday 19th September, but should return to low levels during Saturday.

Further information, recommended actions and health advice can be found here http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/air-pollution/daqi

Forecasts, latest measurements and health advice are available on our website http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk and Defra's freephone helpline (0800 556677). Updates on current and forecast levels of air pollution can also be found on Twitter (@DefraUKAir).

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