Issued 21st of August 2020
Situation and medium-term forecast
Strong winds from the east will cause high ragweed pollen burden until the middle of the week!
Good news for ragweed pollen allergy sufferers. In Burgenland, Lower Austria, Vienna, and parts of Carinthia, Styria, and Upper Austria ragweed has widely ceased flowering. In close vicinity to large ragweed populations, a higher allergenic burden has to be expected. Due to winds coming from the east the local allergenic burden can increase up to high levels in the east of Austria until the middle of the week. Rainfalls will arrive in eastern Austria on Thursday and will lead to a reduction of the pollen load. Here you can see the ragweed reports from 2020 and you can report your findings as well: www.ragweedfinder.at
The pollen spectrum contains pollen from impatiens, ivy, plantain, the goosefoot, the nettle, and the parsley family, which is of low allergological importance.
In the lowlands, a moderate fungal spore load is to be expected for this week. The burden from fungal spores decreases with sea level.
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 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)