Issued 26th of July 2021
Situation and medium-term forecast
High fungal spore concentrations!
In western Austria, rainfalls keep the pollen concentrations low. For the east of Austria, the weather forecast promises changeable conditions with fluctuating pollen levels. It will remain sunny in Carinthia and southern Styria, here the pollen concentrations will remain on low to moderate levels.
Only the late-blooming grasses remain flowering in the valleys and lowlands of Austria. At higher elevations, in forests and at their edges higher pollen concentrations may locally occur. Pollen allergy sufferers sensitized to grass pollen should avoid these areas.
In the agricultural regions of Austria, corn is now flowering. Corn pollen is relatively large and heavy. Therefore, it does not remain airborne for long distances. Grass pollen allergy sufferers should avoid the vicinity of flowering cornfields.
On meadows and in green areas, dock and plantain continue flowering. Their pollen may intensify the allergenic burden.
Over the past week, nettle pollen concentrations have increased dramatically. Luckily its pollen is only of low allergenic importance.
During the next few days, the start of the mugwort flowering period is expected for the eastern part of Ausria. Already, a few specimens are in flower. Near these early bloomers, pollen allergy sufferers sensitized to mugwort may experience an allergenic burden.
During this week, a high level of fungal spore concentrations is expected.
What else: The pollen spectrum contains pollen from cypresses and the goosefoot family in addition, which is of low allergological importance.
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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)