Situation and medium-term forecast for

Issued on July 10, 2024

Pollen count forecast for the period from July 11 to 17, 2024

Across the country, there is a significant decrease in grass pollen release in the lowlands of Carinthia, which means that the allergic irritation threshold could only be reached locally.

However, the main cause of allergies is the pollen from grasses at higher altitudes (around 1000 meters above sea level); here the late-flowering grass species begin to dust, namely in the area of forest clearings and along forest roads.

In the valleys and basins, birch pollen allergy sufferers currently notice the flowering of sweet chestnut in the form of hypersensitivity reactions. Locally, symptoms can be exacerbated by meadow herbs such as dock and plantain.

The first pollen from windblown mugwort (Artemisia) and goosefoot plants cannot be ruled out.

The main pollen producer at present is stinging nettle, and the trend is rising. This type of pollen is not expected to be harmful to health.

The flight of mold spores, especially Alternaria, has intensified at all three measuring stations.

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Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung
Abteilung 5 (Kompetenzzentrum Gesundheit)
UA Sanitätswesen
Pollenwarndienst Kärnten
Dr. Helmut Zwander, Dr. Susanne Aigner und Mag. Herta Koll.
Mittelfristige Prognose basierend auf Modelldaten und Pollenzählungen.
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Wetterdaten und Prognosen basierend auf synoptischen Daten:
GeoSphere Austria, Bundesanstalt für Geologie, Geophysik, Klimatologie und Meteorologie (ehemals ZAMG).
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