Situation and medium-term forecast for

Issued on April 15, 2024

Weather-related breather until the middle of the week for pollen sufferers!

The current weather conditions are currently leading to a decrease in pollen count. Although the birch pollen season has already passed its peak in large parts of Burgenland and is gradually coming to an end, birch pollen is still in the air on sunny, dry days. Under certain wind conditions, however, there may be a sharp increase in the concentration of birch pollen due to long-distance transport from higher regions of Lower Austria to the north or even from northern European countries. However, the cold front expected for this week will significantly reduce the overall pollen load. ###appendde###

Beech and oak trees are in peak bloom and can lead to a high pollen load on sunny and dry days. Due to the currently forecast weather conditions, the exposure to beech and oak pollen will decrease significantly by the middle of the week, but will increase again from Thursday. It should be noted that birch pollen allergy sufferers can also react to beech and oak pollen, which can lead to more severe symptoms.

Exposure to sycamore pollen has fallen sharply in urban areas. In streets with plane tree avenues and large parks, even higher levels can occur locally, but the pollen count is no longer higher across the board.

Due to the current weather conditions, the main flowering of grasses will not begin this week. Some allergy-relevant grass species such as meadow grass, bluegrass and smooth oats are already flowering in thermally favorable locations, but the cold front is preventing a stronger pollen count. However, particularly sensitive people are already reacting with symptoms. An overview of the symptom burden and symptom development in Austria and Europe can be found here : Exposure map

We expect the grasses to start flowering across the board in Eisenstadt on 28.04.2024!

Erste Gräser © Johannes Bouchal

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AZ Pollenresearch GmbH
im Auftrag der Burgenländischen Landesregierung.
Mag. Sonja Berger und Dr. rer. nat. Johannes M. Bouchal.

Wetterdaten und Prognosen basierend auf synoptischen Daten:
GeoSphere Austria, Bundesanstalt für Geologie, Geophysik, Klimatologie und Meteorologie (ehemals ZAMG).
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