UK

Spain gets blame for high air pollution levels forecast in UK today

TOXIC: Pollution sits over London's skyline in Greenwich (File photograph) TOXIC: Pollution sits over London's skyline in Greenwich (File photograph) Shutterstock

HIGH air pollution levels that have been forecast in parts of the UK today have been blamed on ‘toxic air’ from the south of Europe.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said, "Thursday and Friday have the chance of localised high pollution levels near east coasts of England, with isolated pockets also possible in busy urban areas in southern and eastern England.

"Areas of moderate air pollution are expected across southern parts of the UK, with more isolated moderate levels in the North, mainly close to coasts."

Adults and children with lung problems, and adults with heart problems, have been warned to reduce strenuous physical activity – particularly outdoors - as a combination of high temperatures and polluted are forecast. 

People prone to hay fever may also need to be careful, with the pollen count the highest it has been this year.

The 'toxic air' is being blamed on pollution coming in from France and Spain.

Karl Smallman

Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Following reports that a Spanish airport is infested with cockroaches, do you think the country's airports are unhygienic?

New online edition graphic

Create UK Alert

Do you want to be the first to receive our latest news from UK? Subscribe here.