We produce and supply the pollen forecasts for the UK in conjunction with the Met Office.
Summary and Weekly Synopsis
Forecast for 8th to 14th June: Grass and weed: moderate to high at times. Spores moderate.
Tree Pollen - Low
The tree pollen risk will be low.
Grass Pollen - High
The grass pollen risk will be very mixed with high risk on warm weather days and low to moderate on the cooler or showery days. Scotland, Northern Ireland and the far North of England will continue with low counts until mid-June.
Fungal Spores - Moderate
Cladosporium will be airborne in large amounts during good weather triggering symptoms in those allergic to this type. Alternaria has increased a little but will remain at low risk.
Weed Pollen - High
The weed pollen risk will be very mixed with high risk on warm weather days and low to moderate on the cooler or showery days. Scotland, Northern Ireland and the far North of England will continue with low counts until mid-June.
For more information about this service please contact Dr Beverley Adams-Groom on 01905 855411.
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 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 amount of pollen produced.
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.