Pollen and fungal spore levels in the East Midlands

This page is dedicated to reporting the pollen and fungal spore levels in the East Midlands, paying particular mention to those known to be allergenic. This page will be updated regularly in the peak season (June/August) and as and when necessary outside these months.

The information provided is for the interest of, and use by, the general public only.

Recent pollen levels

All pollen

The Grass and weed season has finished. Pollen reporting will stop until the pollen levels begin to rise again in Feburary March.



Updated: 03/10/2017

Grass pollen

The 2017 grass season has now finished. Counts represent the average number of grass pollen grains per cubic metre of air for the period covering 9am on the date shown to 9am the following day. Counts are converted to a classification according to the table further down this page.

Current grass counts have risen to high and allergic individuals are advised to take relevant precautions.



Updated: 03/10/2017

Recent fungal spore levels

The past week has seen low levels of spores. The allergenic fungal genera Alternaria and Cladosporium are currently below levels capable of triggering symptoms in allergic individuals. 




Key to Grass Pollen counts


Grass grains per cubic metre of air


0 – 29


30 – 49


50 – 149

Very High

150 - 499

Exceedingly High

> 500

Key to spore levels


Spores per cubic metre of air

Very Low < 1,000
Low 1,000 - 4,999
Moderate 5,000 - 19,999
High 20,000 - 50,000
Very High > 50,000




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