We supply and produce the pollen forecast for the UK in conjunction with the Met Office.
Weekly pollen forecast and summary
Forecast for 28 May - 1 June 2022: Tree pollen: high risk during good weather, some grass grains airborne. Spores: low.
Grass Pollen Count - High
As the weather warms up, so the grass pollen risk will increase. High counts are likely from now on in many regions but will remain low this week in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the far north of England. New regional pollen calendars are now available.
Tree Pollen Count - Low
Low tree pollen, with just a little oak pollen airborne.
Fungal Spore Levels - Moderate
Leptosphaeria will be airborne temporarily after rainfall. Cladosporium will increase to moderate risk in any warm weather. Other types low for now. Visit our fungal spore webpage for more info.
Weed Pollen Count - High
As the weather warms up, so the nettle pollen risk will increase. High counts are likely from now on in many regions but will remain low this week in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the far north of England.
For more information about this service please contact Dr Beverley Adams-Groom on 01905 855411 or via email.
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 and spore forecasts are issued from mid-March to early October
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.