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Rather belated thread - pollution forecasts

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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 03-Apr-14 12:45:21

Not my forte but fortunately DEFRA have a handy checker to see what your pollution forecast is. Just put in your post code.

Should massively ease tomorrow thank goodness.

hazeyjane Thu 03-Apr-14 12:49:59

Thankyou for the link kitten, it says we are in a moderate area here, but the air feels really thick and my allergy ridden family are suffering. Will be keeping ds in for today.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 03-Apr-14 12:58:53

I'm in a moderate area too, I hate to think what it must be like in a high area. The air looks a little yellow and cycling wasnt a great idea - my eyes got gritty and they feel quite irritated now.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 03-Apr-14 14:21:50

You can supposedly get actual measurements here but the DEFRA site is clearly creaking under the strain.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 03-Apr-14 14:25:30

It seems that the forecast area for very high doesnt really match the actual area. Sadly the DEFRA site is now being so crap its impossible to see more detailed data.

JillJ72 Thu 03-Apr-14 19:56:20

Thanks OYBBK, another string to the forecasting bow. I think it's good this information's available but am surprised how many peeps on FB were unaware that Saharan sand isn't unusual!!

Feeling bit of a tightness in my chest this evening (I have asthma) and we've all got headaches.

Hope this means more will be done to help reduce air pollution.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 03-Apr-14 21:30:17

It is interesting to look at isn't it. It's also a bit sad about how little we all know/notice about what is happening in our own little part of the world. There's so much 'happenings' in life that there isn't time for 'noticings'.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 03-Apr-14 21:31:03

Hope you feel much better as this clears through.

HoneyDragon Thu 03-Apr-14 21:36:45

We're high, (9) it's horrid, even the dogs miserable.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 04-Apr-14 08:32:21

It's much better today with some moderate patches left over for parts of northern England and north Wales and a teeny part of eastern Scotland. Everywhere else is low. Hooray!

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