There is no denying the past two weeks have been magical for Manchester. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the beer gardens are full to the brim.
Just check out this shot from The Oast House over the weekend. You would think we were smack-bang in the middle of Summer.
But alas, we are only just coming into Spring.
Now if you thought there could be nothing wrong with a sunny patch, then you would be wrong – well at least for hay fever sufferers.
This patch of early spring could very well bring that dreaded hay fever season forward.
Hay fever expert and pollen forecaster, Dr Beverley Adams-Groom told the Sun “”We are likely to see an early start to the birch pollen season, which affects around 25 percent of hay fever sufferers in the spring,”
Sonia Munde, Head of Services at Asthma UK, added: “It isn’t spring yet, but trees such as alder and hazel releasing pollen could wreak havoc on people with asthma who are allergic to it…If you know you have a pollen allergy as well as asthma, it is essential you take your preventer medicines as prescribed, as it will prevent your airways from becoming inflamed”.
So if you are one of the unlucky souls (I feel ya) who suffer from Hay Fever and Asthma it’s crucial to start carrying your inhaler with you as well as antihistamines.
This warm weather is bound to disappear in a red hot second, so let’s not waste anymore time – we’re off to a beer garden ASAP for some ciders in the sun!