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The worst places for hayfever sufferers revealed: Why Canberra is the sneezing capital of Australia and how Sydney's rain could have a silver lining

The Daily Mail
Oct. 8, 2018
  • High levels of pollen are predicted in most parts of Australia over the next week
  • Experts warn the worst is yet to come as grass pollen hits at the end of the month
  • Canberra and Adelaide are among the cities expected to see the worst levels

Extreme pollen counts recorded for start of spring

Simon Haberle ANU
Canberra Times
Oct. 7, 2018

There's been an extreme start to the allergy season in Canberra with several days of high-pollen levels recorded, and experts are warning there could be more to come.

Pollen tracker upgrade gives more power to the people ahead of hay fever season

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ABC Radio Canberra
Sept. 9, 2018

It was the fifth-warmest winter on record and the eighth-driest in New South Wales. But for anyone who suffers from springtime sniffles, a dry winter means a lower than average pollen count come spring.

Will the recent dry conditions produce less pollen in the air?

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Canberra Times
Sept. 1, 2018

Spring, when the weather starts to get warmer, the magpies come out swooping and two words become a common phrase: bless-you! This year, experts will be monitoring the spring season closely, in particular, hay fever caused by pollen

Pollen Pollen Pollen - With Professor Simon Haberle!

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The Wholesome Show
Aug. 15, 2018

To celebrate the oncoming season of the sneeze, we explore the world of pollen with ThatPollenGuy, Professor Simon Haberle - we talk ancient roadways, 3d printing, huge sneezes and excellent pollen collections!

Canberra at risk of thunderstorm asthma this pollen season, expert says

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Canberra Times
Sept. 9, 2017

Canberra could experience up to four days of extreme conditions this pollen season that could trigger a potential thunderstorm asthma event, a leading expert has said.

Canberra facing a 'blustery' first week of Spring, despite some sunshine on Saturday

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Canberra Times
Aug. 31, 2017

Despite a brief reprieve from the wintry months this week, Canberra's first week of spring is looking blustery and cloudy, as is much of south-eastern Australia.

'Severe' pollen season causes increase of serious allergy cases at Canberra Hospital

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Canberra Times
Dec. 3, 2016

The number of serious cases of pollen allergies and hayfever presented to Canberra emergency departments has increased over the past year.

Canberra pollen season predicted to start early, be worse than previous years

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ABC Online
Sept. 13, 2016

The Canberra region's peak season for pollen is predicted to start about a week early, possibly due to climate change.

Peak pollen season could spell trouble for Canberra's solar panel owners

Canberra Times
Sept. 11, 2016

Spring has sprung.