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 pollen season is over.  Total pollen has been low, with pine and nettle being the main pollens seen, both at low levels.  Counting will resume in early spring 2020.


Updated: 04/10/2019

Grass pollen

The 2019 grass season has come to an end.  Daily reporting on grass pollen will begin again in May 2020. 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. 


Updated: 23/08/2019

Recent fungal spore levels

 Spore counting is on hold over the colder winter months and will pick up again when levels begin to rise again next year.


Updated: 10/12/2019


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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