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

Weekly pollen forecast and summary

Forecast for 15th to 21st February 2020:  Spores: Moderate; Pollen: low to moderate hazel and alder.

Tree Pollen Count - Low

Hazel and alder will have a generally low risk this week due to unsettled weather across the country. The following week is likely to be similar but that could change of course. 

Grass Pollen Count -  Low

 Pollen forecast for grass with a low green pollen count.

No grass pollen at present. The season will start in late April or in early May.

Fungal Spore Levels - Moderate

  Pollen forecast for spores with a high orange pollen count.

Penicillium/Aspergillus and Pleospora will be at a generally moderate risk. All other types currently low. New fungal spore information including spore calendars for the main allergens has been added to our website

Weed Pollen Count - Low

Pollen forecast for weeds with a low green pollen count.

No weed pollen at present. The season will start in late April or in early May.


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.