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Finally weve got some good news for hayfever sufferers as pollen levels drop

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If youve got hayfever youll be pleased to learn that the grass pollen season is coming to an end.

With that, the Met Office says that pollen levels are going to get lower.

It looks like its going to be a similar situation for the rest of the week with low pollen readings forecast for the rest of the week for most of Britain.

As well as an end to the pollen season, there is good news for sun worshippers and people who arent fed up with the dry weather.

Finally we've got some good news for hayfever sufferers

Were in for 40 days of sunshine if the St Swtihtins Day legend is to be believed (Picture: Rex Shutterstock)

People sunbathe on the beach at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, as hot weather continues across the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 15, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Swithin. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

People sunbathe on the beach at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, as hot weather continues across the UK (Picture: PA)

Young women enjoy an ice cream at Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, as hot weather continues across the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 15, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Swithin. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Young women enjoy an ice cream at Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire (Picture: PA)

Yesterday was St Swithins Day and most of the UK basked in sunshine. Its not such good news for Scotland and Northern Ireland, if the legend is to be believed.

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The weather myth states that if it rains on July 15, wet weather will persist for 40 days and 40 nights.

England and Wales were set for a dry sunny St Swithins Day with temperatures soaring to as high as 32C (89.6F), while heavy rain fell in parts of Scotland and much of Northern Ireland.

But Met Officer forecaster Rachael West allayed fears as she said people who have enjoyed a dry Sunday will probably see some showers over the next week, and vice versa.

Certainly some changes in forecast over the next week, never mind the next coming 40 days. But if people want to believe in St Swithins Day then thats up to them, she joked.

Seagulls fly overhead as people relax on the beach at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, as hot weather continues across the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 15, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Swithin. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Grass pollen season is coming to an end – which is good news for people suffering with hayfever (Picture: PA)

Children play in the fountain on the South Bank in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 15, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Swithin. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Children play in a fountain on the South Bank in London (Picture: PA)

St Swithin was an Anglo-Saxon bishop of Winchester, who died in AD862.

When he was made a saint in 971, his body was dug up and moved to an indoor shrine in the citys cathedral.

Some writers claimed this outraged the heavens, causing rain to pour on the church and continue uninterrupted for 40 days.

But the Met Office said there had not been a record of 40 dry or 40 wet days following St Swithins Day since records began in 1861.

People enjoy the weather on England's highest beach, Gaddings Dam, on the outskirts of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, as hot weather continues across the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 15, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Swithin. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

People enjoy the weather on Englands highest beach, Gaddings Dam, on the outskirts of Todmorden, West Yorkshire (Picture: PA)

Young women walk in the water as they enjoy the weather on England's highest beach, Gaddings Dam, on the outskirts of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, as hot weather continues across the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 15, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Swithin. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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People sunbathe on the beach at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, as hot weather continues across the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 15, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Swithin. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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People sunbathe in Haggerston Park, in Hackney east London as the hot weather continues across most parts of the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 15, 2018. See PA story WEATHER Swithin. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

People sunbathe in Haggerston Park, in Hackney, east London (Picture: PA)

Ms West said some people are probably pleased to see the rain, especially those in Northern Ireland where there is a hosepipe ban.

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Bookmaker Ladbrokes believe there is a 100/1 outside chance that rain will fall consecutively for 40 days and 40 nights, and Jessica Bridge from the bookie said: Were hoping and praying that the odds are on the money.

While the heatwave may not last all summer, it looks like moderate temperatures and sunshine will instead of rainfall.

Temperatures could potentially soar to 31C or 32C on Sunday and Monday, probably in the London area.

As the week goes on, it is expected to get a little cooler, and not as hot as it has been.

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