Those who suffer from hay fever are being warned about the high pollen levels this weekend in Suffolk.

The Met Office has said that the county will experience high levels over Saturday and Sunday. 

People with allergies are being urged to take extra precautions and keep inhalers on them at all times.

Pollen is an extremely fine powder released by plants during their reproductive cycle which is spread by insects and the wind.

It causes irritation and inflammation in the two in ten who are allergic to it.

The Met Office added that grass pollen levels will begin to “rise to high” as a result of a spell of settled weather.

Hay fever is believed to affect half of Brits, making it one of the most common allergies in the country.