April 27, 2010 — Whip out your tissues, because there's an explosion of pollen outside. Click on the video to the left to watch Kelly Noseworthy's story on the early allergy season.
If you're suffering from itchy eyes and a runny nose, you're not alone. After the mildest winter on record, allergy season has come early this year.
All kinds of vegetation are injecting copious amounts of pollen into the air making it difficult for some to breathe and see clearly. The growing season has started so much earlier this year and consequently people are dealing with intense allergy symptoms ahead of schedule.
According to scientists, El Nino was a major factor in why Canada experienced such a warm and dry winter and now allergy sufferers are paying the price. Still, there are some things that doctors recommend to keep you from sneezing:
For summer enthusiasts, models show that the country is set to have an even warmer than usual May, June and July, but this could potentially be a nightmare for allergy sufferers because more pollen will stick in the air.
For more details on the latest Pollen Report, you can click on the Related Link above.
And for those who are interested in the daily forecast, tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your Regional Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.