Storm Ellen arrived on Wednesday evening, however last week we basked in temperatures of 20⁰C and over, bringing people to parks and beaches in droves. Over the course of the week, average footfall increased by 10% however this was mostly due to several peak days between 12th – 15th August.
Workplace footfall remained static at 65% of the pre-covid norm. With schools set to reopen next week, we will await to see the impact this has on mobility. As well as expected changes to the daily rush hour periods, employees who have had to work from home to ensure childcare needs were met could now be tempted to return to work, further increasing audience levels within towns and cities in NI.
On our roads, traffic volumes increased slightly, with the seven day average at 48% above the pre-covid baseline according to Apple Mobility data.