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Your local pollen forecast for the next few days

The local weather forecast is your friend too - wind, rain and heat all affect pollen distribution

Understanding the what, why and when of hay fever is key, so here's the low-down

  • Grass

    Grass level

    Low

    1 PPM

  • Trees

    Tree level

    High

    306 PPM

  • Weeds

    Weeds level

    Low

    1 PPM

  • Edinburgh

  • Today, Wed | Apr 14

  • 9º C

  • Clear

  • 0%

    Chance of Rain

  • 1%

    Humidity

  • 1 kmph

    Wind


  • Thu

    15

    13º

    1-4

    kmph

  • Fri

    16

    12º

    2-3

    kmph

  • Sat

    17

    12º

    2-5

    kmph

  • Sun

    18

    13º

    3-5

    kmph

  • Mon

    19

    12º

    3-5

    kmph

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What's the Pollen Count in Edinburgh Today?

Check the pollen count today in Edinburgh by entering your postcode into our tracker above. Look at the pollen levels in different areas to plan your day in Auld Reekie and make sure hay fever doesn’t spoil your plans.

Pollen Forecast for Edinburgh

Enter your postcode for an accurate pollen forecast for any area of Edinburgh – from Princes Street to Portobello. Once you’ve checked it out, you can plan the best day to climb Arthur’s Seat or head to Leith’s coastal treats.

Pollen Hotspots in Edinburgh

Scotland is awash with stunning scenery and foliage - making it a prime hay fever destination thanks to all the different types of pollen around.

Despite being a cosmopolitan city, Edinburgh is no exception. Tree-lined areas like The Meadows Park and Royal Botanical Gardens are filled with birch trees and grass pollen, which means hay fever sufferers may need to pack their Allergy Comfort Wipes to help reduce hay fever symptoms.


Graph shows mean pollen grains per metre cube in Edinburgh

 

High pollen counts are often reported in Corstorphine Hill, Princes Street Gardens and Arthur’s Seat. While many of the city’s green spaces may set off your allergy, there are other places you can escape to where that are further away from the pollen hot spots.

Use Your Pollen Pal to help you plan your day out.

Hay Fever Friendly Activities in Edinburgh

The highest pollen count in Edinburgh is typically in May. But tree, grass and weed pollen are all high at different times, so avoiding these green spaces on high pollen days is recommended if you have a hay fever allergy.


Graph shows pollen grains per metre cube by month for each main type in Edinburgh

 

There’s still plenty of hay fever-friendly activities in this historic Scottish city:

Head Down to the Coast

While Edinburgh isn’t itself a coastal city, it’s close enough a number of waterside spots to make day trips away from trees and grass easy to plan. Embrace the beach, not the beech, with these days out:

1. Water of Leith

2. Cramond

3. Portobello beach

Museums

Edinburgh is bursting with cultural delights - from amazing art galleries to the historic castle. Limit your pollen contact with a day at Modern Art Gallery 1 or 2, before taking a tour of the castle and visiting the whiskey distillery museum for a wee dram.

1. National Museum of Scotland’s roof top terrace

2. The Museum of Childhood

3. The Scotch Whiskey Experience

Indoor Events

Edinburgh is known the world over for its arts scene. From up-and-coming poets and bands to world-class theatre, it’s the place to be for anyone with a passion for performing. Take a look at what’s on at these much-loved pollen free venues:

1. The Queen’s Hall

2. Sneaky Pete’s

3. The Caves

 

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Hay fever symptoms can be annoying when they show up. A runny nose could spoil your rare day in the sun, while trying to master spreadsheets through watery eyes can be tough. Knowing the signs to look for can help you manage these pesky symptoms better.

Read More

The Pollen Calendar

The UK pollen calendar isn’t a short one, sadly. It kicks off as early as January, and continues through spring and summer well into autumn. September marks the end of the pollen highs, but that doesn’t mean there will be no pollen in winter.

Read More

Types of Pollen

With over 10 million people suffering from hay fever in England, it pays to be a pollen connoisseur. Yet, few people know which pollen type they’re allergic to. You might know you’ve got a tree pollen allergy, but are you sure which tree type you should be avoiding and when?

Read More

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With over 10 million people suffering from hay fever in England, it pays to be a pollen connoisseur. Yet, few people know which pollen type they’re allergic to. You might know you’ve got a tree pollen allergy, but are you sure which tree type you should be avoiding and when?

Read More

The Pollen Calendar

The UK pollen calendar isn’t a short one, sadly. It kicks off as early as January, and continues through spring and summer well into autumn. September marks the end of the pollen highs, but that doesn’t mean there will be no pollen in winter.

Read More

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Hay fever symptoms can be annoying when they show up. A runny nose could spoil your rare day in the sun, while trying to master spreadsheets through watery eyes can be tough. Knowing the signs to look for can help you manage these pesky symptoms better.

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