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Pollen forecast

We produce and supply the pollen forecasts for the UK in conjunction with the Met Office. This forecast was last updated on 14th December 2018

Summary and Weekly Synopsis

Fungal spore risk at moderate levels. No pollen risk currently.

Tree Pollen - Low

Hazel trees will be starting to release pollen from late December/early January in low amounts.

Grass Pollen - Low

The grass pollen season has finished and will start again next Spring.

Fungal Spore - Moderate

Fungal spores will be at moderate levels in England,  Northern Ireland and Wales.

Basidiospores (from mushrooms and toadstools) and Aspergillus/Penicillium spore types are currently airborne at moderate levels. Other types are all low. Penicillium types are likely to peak in January through to early February

Weed Pollen - Low

The weed pollen risk is very low and will remain that way until next Spring.

Other information

Further Information

Further information on this service can be obtained from Beverley Adams-Groom on 01905 855411.

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

Daily forecasts are issued from the middle of March to the end of September. Tree pollen forecasts are issued in late spring (late March to Mid May). Grass pollen forecasts are issued from late May to August. Weed pollen forecasts are issued from July to the end of May. Fungal spore forecasts are available from the University of Worcester from September to early November. 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.