Issued 27th of June 2022
Situation and medium-term forecast
Altitude-dependant burden from grass pollen!
The flower of grasses still constitutes the most important allergological burden. Low to moderate grass pollen concentrations have to be expected widespread in the lowlands. Caution has to be taken at higher altitudes, because a high burden from grass pollen is prevailing there. Summer thunderstorms may decrease the pollen concentrations in the air but will have an individually variable impact on concerned pollen allergy sufferers (see remark).
Remark: A weather situation like the current one may leads to a particular burden, because pollen could burst open during thunderstorms and release free allergen into the air.
Rye grass, fescue grasses, false bromes, wood bluegrass and timothy grass are among the currently flowering and allergological important grasses. Dock and plantain flower.
The flowering period of green alder is slowly ending but it will still cause allergenic burden in the vicinity of larger green alder populations.
Depending on the weather conditions fungal spores will occur in moderate to high concentrations in the air in the lowlands. The burden decreases with rising altitudes.
What else: The pollen spectrum contains pollen of nettle, linden, goosefoot family, mercuries, cypresses and yews.
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)