Warning of high air pollution levels in Kirklees

A view of Huddersfield town centre from Castle Hill. There are fields in the foreground, with a few houses, then the view in the middle is of the bustling town with many buildings large and small. In the background are more hills and countryside
A view of Huddersfield town centre from Castle Hill. There are fields in the foreground, with a few houses, then the view in the middle is of the bustling town with many buildings large and small. In the background are more hills and countryside

Huddersfield from Castle Hill

We are all enjoying the  sunny weather, but unfortunately air pollution levels are predicted to be ‘High’ in Kirklees today, therefore older people, and those with health problems, have been warned to avoid strenuous activity.

The problem has arisen due to the current warm, still weather conditions that are expected to combine with traffic fumes, pollution from the continent and Saharan dust from the south to reduce our local air quality.

People with lung problems and adults with heart health issues are therefore being advised that they should reduce strenuous activity, particularly outdoors.

Those with asthma are being warned they may find they need to use their reliever inhaler more often and it is recommended that older people should also reduce physical exertion today.

Anyone experiencing discomfort such as sore eyes, a cough or a sore throat should consider reducing activity, especially if they have been outdoors.

Winds are expected to pick up in the early hours of Saturday and pollution levels will return to low throughout the morning.

For further details on today’s air quality take a look the Government’s Air pollution forecast.

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