Brisbane grass pollen season kicks in with vengence

Hello BrisbanePollen followers,

We started reporting the daily grass pollen counts for this season and providing a grass pollen forecast on December 1, 2017.  In subtropical Brisbane, grasses flower for long periods of the year and peak sometime throughout summer.

This year the grass pollen season is starting to peak rapidly. Since December 5 there have been four extreme grass pollen days with counts over 100 grains of grass pollen per cubic metre of air.

People with hayfever and allergic asthma triggered by grass pollen should take care to avoid being outside on high pollen days this week and to take preventative medications.

For information about pollen allergy see the ASCIA patient and carer information sheet and how to manage symptoms read about options for treating hayfever.

If you are new to BrisbanePollen, please assist our research on how the pollen information is useful by filling this short questionnaire.

Take care, the BrisbanePollen team.

Brisbane pre-season 2017

Hello Brisbane,

The grass pollen season hasn't started for Brisbane yet but sheok, gum and cyprus have been in the air. There has also been Alternaria mould spores during last week linked with  heavy rain.

We will start to forecast and distribute the grass pollen and total pollen counts in late November.

If you would like to help us with our research please complete a short pre-season survey before the grass pollen season forecasts start. http://survey.qut.edu.au/f/190401/43d7/

 Rocklea pollen Sept Oct 2017

 

End of season 2016-2017

Hello Brisbanepollen users,

We are at the end of our first season of the daily pollen count service for Brisbane. The service will recommence November 1, 2017.

Compared to previous pollen studies in Brisbane by others (Green et al. Int J Biometeorol 48 (4), 172-178. 2004), this year has had high levels of grass pollen in the air.

Cummulative Grass Pollen in the Air in Brisbane 2016-2017

In addition to grass pollen, the main allergenic type of pollen in the air of Brisbane, mould spores, particularly Alternaria can reach high levels in the air.

Alternaria in the Air in Brisbane 2016-2017

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