Spring weather in Canberra can often be surprising but this season seems to have been full of turbulent weather patterns ranging from cold wintery blasts to hot choking dust storms. What has this meant for the grass pollen counts this season?
The tree pollen season is all but over in Canberra but now the grass pollen season has started and is in full swing (or full sneeze!)
The appearance of fluff in the ACT signals two things - grass pollen is on the rise and uni exams are just around the corner!
(Iconic image by Mick Ashley see https://mickashley.com.au/product/pollen/)
The Canberra grass pollen season is almost upon us and we normally expect increased levels of grass pollen to appear in the first week of October and peak in November. So what are we expecting this year as we sniffle and sneeze through spring?
The Department of Archaeology and Natural History at the Australian National University in Canberra and the Health Protection Service, ACT Health, offer a service that forecasts the level of pollen in the air. The forecast alerts those who suffer from hay fever and seasonal asthma of the likelihood of being exposed to high levels of grass pollen, enabling sufferers to take preventative measures in danger periods.