High risk of air pollution as Saharan dust due to hit south east England

PUBLISHED: 14:07 16 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:07 16 December 2015

Air pollution  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Air pollution (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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The dust is expected tomorrow (Thursday)

A band of Saharan dust is set to bring air pollution levels up this week across the country.

The Defra Air Quality deparment has announced a moderate to high risk of air pollution tomorrow (Thursday) with much of Kent expecting moderate levels of dust from the Saharan desert.

People with asthma are being advised to take precautions, including reducing strenuous physical activity, particularly outdoors.

There should be no impact on day to day activities.

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