With news circulating that Canada should be preparing for a long, hot and dry summer – after just finishing up a warmer-than-usual winter – this just out: Allergy sufferers should be bracing for a few months of sneezing and sniffling this year.
The reason, say Environment Canada climatologists, is that, with the warmer temperatures, vegetation began to pollinate earlier and what we now have is “a merging of two pollen cycles.”
That translates into a longer allergy season that we have been accustomed to in Canada.. To further compound the expected misery is the fact that forecasters predict less rainfall than usual, so it will be tougher to wash away the extra pollen and smog.
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