We supply and produce the pollen forecast for the UK in conjunction with the Met Office.

Weekly pollen forecast and summary

Forecast for 12th to 18th October: Spores: Moderate.  Pollen: very low.

Tree Pollen Count - Low


Tree pollen risk will be low but cedar trees (Atlas cedar) will continue to emit pollen this week affecting a small minority of hay fever sufferers where these trees are planted.

 Grass Pollen Count -  Low

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The grass pollen season is over and will resume again next Spring.


Fungal Spore Levels - Moderate


Aspergillus & penicillium spores will trigger symptoms and will be worse during damp mild conditions.  The risk will be moderate in England and Wales low in Scotland. Basidiospores (from mushrooms toadstools and bracket fungi) will be also be triggering some symptoms in some people. Other types are all at low risk and will stay that way until next year. 

 Weed Pollen Count - Low


The weed pollen risk is now very low. 

Further Information

For more information about this service please contact Dr Beverley Adams-Groom on 01905 855411.

Pollen forecasts are available on a regional basis to cover the whole of the UK including Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. They can also be provided in detail for individual regions.

Daily pollen forecasts are issued from the middle of March to the end of August. 

Fungal spore forecasts are available from the University of Worcester from September to early October. Please contact Beverley on the number above for details.

Daily pollen forecasts are featured in newspapers, on radio, on television and various web pages.

All the forecasts are based on information from the quality controlled data produced by the National Pollen Monitoring Network, combined with the information from weather forecasts, local vegetation and typography types and information about biological factors and the weather in the preseason period that influences the pollen count.

Science at Worcester

If you are interested in the science behind the pollen forecast, you may be interested in our science degrees. We also offer tours of our Pollen Labs as part of our Open Days.