Issued 14th of June 2021
Situation and medium-term forecast
The peak pollination period of grasses continues!
For this week the weather forecasts predict sunshine and therefore ideal conditions for pollination all across the country. Therefore, pollen allergy sufferers have o experience up to high allergenic burden.
Grass pollen is still responsible for the majority of the airborne pollen concentration. Besides meadow grass, false-oat grass, orchard grass, various fescue species and ryegrass now oatgrass started its flowering period as well. Therefore, high allergenic burden has to be expected for the next days, especially close to meadows that have not yet been mowed.
Remark: Pollen allergy sufferers should use hat and sunglasses when going for a walk.
Dock and plantain are still flowering and may increase the burden of grass pollen allergy sufferers.
Attention during hikes at higher altitudes. In the mountain areas the green alder is still flowering and may cause burden for Alder and birch pollen allergy sufferers.
Nettle is flowering and already reaches low to moderate concentrations. But its pollen is only of minor allergological importance.
Linden is currently flowering. Its pollen is only of minor allergological importance, but the scent of its flowers may irritate some pollen allergy sufferers.
Privet starts its flowering period as well. The pollen of this species is only of minor allergological importance but may cause symptoms due to cross reaction for people that are sensitized to pollen from the olive family.
Fungal spores are detected in monitoring sites all across the country and may cause low to moderate allergenic burden.
What else: The pollen spectrum contains pollen from yews, cypresses, sedges, elder and pine in addition, which is of a 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)