Issued 11th of August 2022
Situation and medium-term forecast
Mugwort pollen causes high allergenic burden!
The mugwort pollen season reaches its peak pollination period until the weekend. Highest burden must be expected in close vicinity to large mugwort populations on fallow land or ruderal areas. Mugwort pollen allergy sufferers could evade into higher altitudes. Hardly any burden is expected above a sea level of 1200 meters.
The start of the ragweed pollen season is approaching fast. Low to moderate burden must be expected already in the concerned regions of Austria, especially in Burgenland, Vienna, Lower Austria, Styria, parts of Upper Austria and Carinthia.
Remark: A burden may occur on occasion in other regions of Austria as well or might be increased in the concerned regions of Austria due to long distant transport of ragweed pollen and to the more progressed flower of ragweed in the East and South of Europe. The West of Austria is still a recommended region for ragweed pollen allergy sufferers.
Here you can see the ragweed reports from 2022 and you can report your findings as well: www.ragweedfinder.at
The grass pollen season is fading in the lowlands with a low burden. Only at higher altitudes moderate concentrations still must be expected.
Dock and plantain are still causing additional burden.
Fungal spores occur in moderate to high concentrations in the lowlands. The expected burden decreases at higher altitudes.
What else: The pollen spectrum contains pollen of nettle, hop and the goosefoot family.
Responsible for the content:
pollenwarndienst.at and the Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology of the Medical University Vienna, Research group aerobiology and pollen information
Uwe E. Berger MBA, Mag. Maximilian Bastl PhD and Lukas Dirr MSc
medium-term forecast based on model and pollen data from Austria and surrounding countries
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weather data and today´s forecasts based synoptic data: ZAMG (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik)