Situation and medium-term forecast for

Issued on April 10, 2024

Pollen count forecast for Carinthia for the period from April 11 to 18, 2024

The birch is in full bloom throughout Carinthia. This year is characterized by above-average birch pollen production. There is currently no period in the daily rhythm of pollen release in which the allergic irritation threshold cannot be exceeded. In addition, very large quantities of hop hornbeam pollen are transported to Carinthia during southerly winds. The hop hornbeam is very closely related to the birch - its pollen can also trigger allergic symptoms in people who are sensitive to birch pollen.
The above-average daytime temperatures are the cause of the unusually early flowering of the meadow grass. This grass species, which is widespread in Carinthia, grows in large quantities on south-facing rough pastures. The allergic irritation threshold for grass pollen allergy sufferers can already be reached in these locations with an occurrence of meadow smoky grass. However, only small amounts of pollen from this grass species reach urban areas.

Ash pollen release is in sharp decline. Its pollen count can only be responsible for allergic reactions on a localized basis.
Smaller amounts of pollen are still present in the air from hornbeam, oak and willow species. However, these pollen types are only of minor allergological significance.
The high allergic load of birch and hop hornbeam pollen will continue beyond the weekend. Only the cold front, combined with rain and snow, which is expected to reach Carinthia during the night from Monday to Tuesday, will bring relief for allergy sufferers.

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Abteilung 5 (Kompetenzzentrum Gesundheit)
UA Sanitätswesen
Pollenwarndienst Kärnten
Dr. Helmut Zwander, Dr. Susanne Aigner und Mag. Herta Koll.
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