Met ireann has warned hay fever victims that the current high pollen count will remain in place for days to come.
Et Eiren said: “There will be a lot of exposure from grass pollen during hot, dry weather. Nettle pollen will also be airborne.”
Pollen is “very high” in all four provinces today and will remain high in Munster and Leinster until at least Wednesday.
“The main tree pollen season is over, but lime (linden) trees will soon produce small amounts of allergenic pollen, affecting a minority of hay fever sufferers,” said Mate Eiren.
“Grass pollen will be high or very high on hot, dry sunny days. Weed pollen includes bananas in low to moderate amounts and dock and nettle at high risk in southern areas in good weather.
“Fungal spores on the rise with Leptosporia, which will increase sometime after rainfall and affect a minority of victims, Cladosporium at moderate exposure in hot, dry and sunny climates and Alternaria still low on growth.”
Today, sunshine will be good in most parts of the country, due to which the maximum temperature will be between 17 to 22 degrees. This evening it will be cloudy in the northwest and some light rain or drizzle is possible near the coast.
Tonight it will be cloudy across Ireland and spread across much of the country towards the southeast with light rain and drizzle in the northwest. The minimum temperature is expected to be 10 to 13 degrees Celsius.
Met ireann said Tuesday morning will be mostly cloudy and humid with light drizzle, mainly in Munster and Leinster and clear to the southeast. Some bright or sunny spells will develop during the afternoon and evening, but some light showers are also expected. The maximum temperature is expected to be 15 to 19 degrees.
Tuesday night will be mainly cloudy with light drizzle and minimum temperature will be 9 to 12 degrees Celsius.
Met Eireann said Wednesday will be largely cloudy with some sunshine. The best sunlight will be in the east and south. The maximum temperature is expected to be 16 to 21 degrees Celsius, coldest in the northwest and warmest in the southeast.
The weather will remain the same on Thursday as well. It will be cloudy and some sunshine will be there. The best conditions are expected in the east, with the highest temperature of 17 to 22 degrees.
However, there is a possibility of a change in the weather on Friday. Met Eiren said that after a dry start, it would rain in the west in the early morning and gradually spread east across the country. Rain and maximum temperature is expected to be 15 to 20 degrees. It will be warmest in North Leinster and East Ulster.
Met Eireann said, “Current indications suggest that next weekend will be unstable with low pressure dominating the weather over Ireland, bringing rain or prolonged periods of rain with temperatures in the moderate to high teens and light to moderate variable winds. “