Issued 12th of October 2020
Situation and medium-term forecast
The pollen season comes to an end!
The pollen season comes to an end! Hardly any pollen is recorded in the air and airborne pollen concentrations have dropped to such low levels that they do not reach the threshold for allergic reactions.
Fungal spore burden can still reach moderate levels until the start of November. In the current weather situation, with heavy rainfalls (snowfalls at higher elevations), only low fungal spore concentrations are to be expected. Thus, we cease our regular forecasting for the pollen season 2020.
With the flowering of the Spaeth’s Alder expected at the end of December, we will return with our pollen forecasts. Around this time, we will also present the first data models predicting the begin of the alder and hazel seasons.
The current pollen spectrum contains pollen from grasses, ivy, plantain, cedar, and cypresses. Their pollen is of low allergological importance.
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)