HAY Fever sufferers in the North East have been warned about 'very high' pollen counts this weekend. 

The North East is set to bask in the sun later this week as the UK goes through a mini-heatwave - with temperatures here hitting 24c.

The region is set to see glorious weather conditions at the end of this week following a week of thunderstorms and rain in some areas.

Forecasters have said that temperatures right across the North East and North Yorkshire will be at their best on Sunday.

READ MORE: UK heatwave: North East to see hot weather in days before July 19

When will the 'very high' pollen be in place until? 

Airborne allergens expert and creator of HayMax allergen barrier balm, Max Wiseberg, said very high pollen counts will remain until at least Tuesday. 

He said: "A lot of people have been complaining about it being a terrible year for hay fever already. But in the coming five days we’ll see very high pollen counts across the North East region.”

Why will the pollen be so high?

Max said: “This pollen explosion will be happening because we’ve had hot weather followed by a lot of rain, repeatedly this year, which is perfect for creating the most amount of pollen possible.

How can I treat hay fever? 

"One of the most effective things sufferers can do to combat all of this pollen is to create their own hay fever first aid kit, following the rules carefully," Max added.

“Pharmaceutical remedies are generally based on either antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays.

"You can create your own, bespoke hay fever first aid kit that suits your specific needs.”

“However, there are rules: never take two antihistamines together, never take two steroid nasal sprays together, and consult your pharmacist or doctor about it if you are already taking another medication. 

"I suggest that your ideal hay fever first aid kit will consist of one or more natural products, only one antihistamine, only one nasal spray and eye drops.”

When the temperature will be at its peak (and where)

According to forecasters, the region will see temperatures at their warmest at around 1pm on Sunday.

Newcastle - 22c

Sunderland - 22c

South Shields - 22c

Durham - 24c

Consett - 22c

Darlington - 23c

Bishop Auckland - 24c

Middlesrough - 23c

Redcar - 22c

Hartlepool - 22c

Leyburn - 24c

Northallerton - 24c

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