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

Summary and Weekly Synopsis

Forecast for 11th to 17th Feb 2019: Tree pollen (hazel/alder) moderate risk. Spores (Aspergillus/penicillium types) moderate risk.

Tree Pollen - Moderate

Hazel pollen and Alder pollen will continue with a low to moderate risk during dry bright weather. Cupressaceae pollen will be intermittently moderate. The hazel pollen season is past the peak now  while Alder has yet to reach the peak.

Grass Pollen - Low

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


Fungal Spore - High

Early February can be a high risk month time for those affected by penicillium/aspergillus spore types the risk often continuing well into February in some years. The risk is highest on dry days. Most other spore types are low at this time of year  although Basidiospores from mushrooms  toadstools etc. can rise to moderate levels at times.

Weed Pollen - Low

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

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.