Most weather forecasts have been looking at what the temperature will be over the coming weekend as the Met Office reports on the UK having a mini-heatwave.
But the weather service has warned that the pollen count and UV levels across the North East is set to hit high levels on Saturday, June 28.
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On Saturday, allergy sufferers will see tree and weed pollen at very low levels. While grass pollen is set to very high in the region. This will continue into Sunday, but levels will soon reduce into next week, offering much needed respite.
Over the same period, the Met Office is warning that UV levels for the region will see afternoon reading of around 6-7. Advising anyone who is spending time in the sunshine to use sun protection, or wear a hat and sunglasses.