This week's figures from our national spore traps

Pollen Counts

Report Date: 19 September 2019 | Read the full report

City
Overall Risk
Tree Pollen
Grass Pollen
Weed Pollen
Mould Spores
Cape Town
Johannesburg
Bloemfontein
Durban
Pretoria
Port Elizabeth
Kimberley
What does this mean?
Very Low

No action required. Pollen levels pose no risk to allergy sufferers.

Low

< 20% of pollen allergy sufferers will experience symptoms. Known seasonal allergy sufferers should commence preventative therapies e.g. nasal steroid sprays.

Moderate
> 50% of pollen allergy sufferers will experience symptoms. Need for increased use of acute treatments e.g. non-sedating antihistamines.
High

> 90% of pollen allergy sufferers will experience symptoms. Very allergic patients and asthmatics should limit outdoor activities and keep indoor areas free from wind exposure. Check section on pollen and day-to-day weather changes for planning activities.

Very High

These levels are potentially very dangerous for pollen allergy sufferers, especially asthmatics. Outdoor activities should be avoided.

Featured Pollen

London-Plane
Plane trees

Plane trees, most commonly London plane trees, have a short pollen-release season of six weeks in spring when they flower from the end of August.

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