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 season has ended however weed pollen continues to be seen.  Nettle pollen has ranged from moderate to high levels.   The weed pollen of Plantago has also been seen as well as the tree pollen of Yew, although all at low levels. Total pollen levels have ranged from moderate to high on warm dry days, mainly due to nettle pollen.


Updated: 12/09/2019

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

Total spore counts are low at the moment. Alternaria spore counts have remained above allergenic levels, while Cladosporium spore counts have not reached allergenic levels. Allergic individuals may want to continue to take precautions. 


Updated: 13/09/2019


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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