What's the Pollen Count in Manchester Today?
Planning your day but don’t want pollen to get in your way? Then enter your postcode above, designed to show you the pollen count today in Manchester.
Pollen Forecast for Manchester
Use our tracker to check the pollen count in Manchester for the next few days. You can even narrow your search down to postcode level. Great if you’re planning a stroll with friends or a bike ride around Heaton Park, but want to know how many tissues you need to bring along.
Pollen Hotspots in Manchester
When it’s time to pack away your winter jacket in March, it’s time to stuff your pockets with tissues and Allergy Comfort Wipes as that’s when the pollen count starts to creep up in Manchester. And you can expect them to stay high until September. Grass, trees and weeds are the main culprits, sending out sneeze-inducing pollen when the weather gets warmer.
While Manchester is a big city, it also has its fair share of green spaces to enjoy, which means pollen can thrive in the spring and summer. It’s these tree-filled parks that often cause tree pollen levels to be so high, setting off hay fever allergies for many people.
Graph shows mean pollen grains per metre cube in Manchester
If you’re planning a picnic in the park or getting out and about outside the city centre, you’ll want to know where the pollen count is at its highest.
Hay Fever Friendly Activities in Manchester
Just because it is hay fever season doesn’t mean you need to hide away. There are plenty of activities in and around Manchester that can be enjoyed, pollen or no pollen. And if you do want to head out into green spaces, it’s worth noting when the Manchester’s low pollen seasons are.
Graph shows pollen grains per metre cube by month for each main type in Manchester
Football, Cycling and Chill
We love playing tourist in our own city so on a high pollen day take the opportunity to check out some of the most popular sights.
1. National Football Museum
2. Catch a United or City game ...or better still, watch the Derby
3. Hit up the Velodrome at the National Cycling Centre for some serious watts
4. Chill Factore
Alternatively, get away from the grass and tree pollen of the city’s parkland and head into the open air.
1. Dove Stone Reservoir
2. The Peak District
3. Saddleworth Moor
Hidden Gems in Manchester
Many of less popular attractions in Manchester are also some of the most hay fever friendly, whether its 14th century libraries or staring at the stars.
1. Chetham’s Library
2. Godlee Observatory
3. The People's History Museum