Issued 28th of August 2020
Situation and medium-term forecast
The ragweed pollen season comes to an end!
Good news for ragweed pollen allergy sufferers: The flower of ragweed is fading. The wind constellation currently prevents long distance transport from more concerned countries, where the ragweed pollen season fades as well. Additionally, precipitation provides relief. Only a low burden due to ragweed pollen has to be expected. Ragweed is of relevance in concerned regions of Austria, especially in Burgenland, Vienna, Lower Austria, Styria, parts of Upper Austria and Carinthia. The West of Austria is still a recommended region for ragweed pollen allergy sufferers. Here you can see the ragweed reports from 2020 and you can report your findings as well: www.ragweedfinder.at
Remark: Pollen allergy sufferers will profit earlier or later from the fading pollen season depending on their individual sensitivity. Some will sense an immediate relief or even freedom from symptoms, while others will suffer also from low pollen concentrations.
The pollen season has already ended in the West of Austria.
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)