Pollen Counts

This week's figures from our national spore traps

Overall Risk
Tree Pollen
Grass Pollen
Weed Pollen
Mould Spores

Report Date: 19 August 2022 | Read the full report

What does this mean?

Very Low

No action required. Pollen levels pose no risk to allergy sufferers.


< 20% of pollen allergy sufferers will experience symptoms. Known seasonal allergy sufferers should commence preventative therapies e.g. nasal steroid sprays.


> 50% of pollen allergy sufferers will experience symptoms. Need for increased use of acute treatments e.g. non-sedating antihistamines.


> 90% of pollen allergy sufferers will experience symptoms. Very allergic patients and asthmatics should limit outdoor activities and keep indoor areas free from wind exposure. Check section on pollen and day-to-day weather changes for planning activities.

Very High

These levels are potentially very dangerous for pollen allergy sufferers, especially asthmatics. Outdoor activities should be avoided.

No Data

There is currently no data available for this period.

Featured Pollen


Cypress trees

Cypress trees were introduced from Europe. The African species is Widdringtonia from the Cedarberg area. These evergreen trees produce woody cones and release their allergenic pollen from June.

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