Pollen Count Forecast

 You can expect LOW pollen counts this week. It is likely that the count will now remain low until spring 2017.

Now that the main grass pollen season is over for the year, the unlucky few (less than 10% of all sufferers) who have a problem with weed pollens such as nettle and dock, may continue to suffer through the autumn – although these types of plants are much less prevalent than grass.

Check out our Allergy Guide for tips on managing your hay fever, dust or pet allergy symptoms.

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Hayfever Pollen Calendar 2015

The pollen count is measured according to the number of pollen grains per cubic metre of air. The pollen count forecast can help you to judge if your hay fever symptoms will be particularly severe on any given day. As a general guide, the pollen count tends to be lower on rainy days and higher when it’s hot and sunny. The pollen count forecast is usually given as low (L), which means the count is expected to be below 30, moderate (M), 30 to 49, high (H), more than 50 or very high (VH), over 150. If you are anything like a lot of hay fever sufferers, then you might start to experience symptoms when the count reaches moderate. Counts will be higher near to large sources of grass pollen including hay meadows. There are two main types of pollen which affect hay fever sufferers in the UK – grass pollen and tree pollenTree pollen starts in February-March and peaks in May. Grass pollen appears between May and September and peaks during May and June.  In addition, some sufferers are affected by weed pollen, which appears from the end of June to September. HayMax can be used effectively against all of these.

Pollen from flowers is rarely a problem. Flowers are pollinated by bees and the pollen is usually too heavy to be blown around by the wind.  However, plants, trees and flowers that are wind pollinated will cause problems and the male plant (or tree) is usually the main producer of pollen.

Useful links for further information
  • The National Pollen and Aerobiology Unit (NPARU), University of Worcester, is the main authority on pollen in the UK.  www.pollenuk.co.uk
  • For more fascinating information about tree pollen, Google “Thomas Ogren” who is an expert on tree pollen and allergies in the USA.