Issued 22nd of July 2021
Situation and medium-term forecast
Low to moderate grass pollen burden and lots of airborne fungal spores!
On Saturday, rainfalls will arrive in the western parts of Austria. Currently, low pollen concentrations are to be expected. On Sunday, the rain front will provide short-term relief in eastern Austria, while it will remain mostly sunny in the south.
In the valleys and lowlands of Austria, only the late-blooming grasses remain flowering. Locally higher pollen concentrations may still occur at higher elevations, in forests and at their edges. Pollen allergy sufferers sensitized to grass pollen should avoid these areas.
Corn is now flowering. Corn pollen is relatively large and heavy. Therefore, it does not remain airborne for long distances. Grass pollen allergy sufferers should avoid the vicinity of flowering cornfields.
On meadows and in green areas, dock and plantain continue flowering. Their pollen may intensify the allergenic burden.
The pollen concentrations of nettle have increased from moderate to high levels. Luckily its pollen is only of low allergological importance.
The start of the mugwort flowering season is expected for the coming week. Already, a few specimens are in flower. Near these early bloomers, pollen allergy sufferers sensitized to mugwort may experience an allergenic burden.
The period of high fungal spore concentrations continues.
What else: The pollen spectrum contains pollen from cypresses and the goosefoot family in addition, which is of low allergological importance.
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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 Mag. Dr. Johannes Bouchal
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)