The recent good weather spell has been a welcome change for most of us, but for some people the change can be something of a deterrent as the dry weather will see the pollen count significantly rise.
The recent good spell of high temperatures and prolonged sunshine has gotten many of us spending more time outdoors, but for those who suffer with hayfever and asthmatics this time of year can be particularly challenging.
Although the good weather may not last for very long, Met Eireann have issued a yellow status warning as a high pollen count is expected over the next month.
Those who suffer from the conditions are being advised to take their prescribed medication regularly as the national forecaster say that levels will be particularly high for the coming weeks ahead.
Although hayfever is not considered fatal, the condition can cause a number of symptoms including headaches, runny or blocked nose, itchy eyes and ears and in some cases swelling to the face.