New pollen forecasts available online

Pollen allergies can have a serious impact on people’s well being.

19 April 2011 - Pollen forecasts are now available on the Met Office website for the millions of sufferers of hay fever across the UK.

The forecasts will use our latest weather forecast information and combine this with pollen readings from across the UK.

UK Pollen Network Manager at the Met Office, Yolanda Clewlow said: "Variable weather conditions across the country mean that levels of pollen often vary greatly from day to day, so it's important the hay fever sufferer stay up to date with the latest forecast."

Pollen forecasts

Pollen forecasts are currently updated at 9:30 am. For the pollen forecast visit the Weather Map page and select the pollen information.

The introduction of the pollen forecast is part of the wide range of weather-related services offered by the Met Office, which also include UV index and Heat Health watch.

Met Office forecasters will be working closely with the University of Worcester and Pollen UK throughout the season.

Find out more about how to help reduce the impact of pollen on your health.

Yolanda Clewlow explains more about how the Met Office provide pollen forecasts (YouTube video)

The Met Office Pollen Forecast transcript The Met Office Pollen Forecast transcript (PDF, 90 kB)

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Contact details

Members of the media can email: pressoffice@metoffice.gov.uk or call us on +44 (0)1392 886655*.

Out-of-hours an operator will contact the on-duty press officer.

*If your call is not a media enquiry you should contact our Customer Centre on 0870 9000100.

Last updated: 8 August 2012