Hay fever season begins
Hay fever season is now under way.
It may be surprising as snow is still on the ground in many areas and night time temperatures are still below freezing – but forecasters from MeteoSuisse say they have already detected hazel and birch tree pollen.
Temperatures are due to climb over the next few days, and the pollen count will climb with it.
If you think this is another sign of our changing climate – it's not. The weather forecasters say it’s perfectly normal for this time of year.