Weekly Report

27 December 2019

City
Overall Risk
Tree Pollen
Grass Pollen
Weed Pollen
Mould Spores

Kimberley

The pollen count was very low during this sampling period. Very low levels of grasses but no tree or weed pollen were detected. The mould levels were low but a small spike was seen for Cladosporium following light rain.

Gqeberha

Grass levels were very low during this sampling period. No tree pollen was detected in the air and the only weed pollen detected was Protea.  Mould counts were extremely low.

Cape Town

The grass counts were low during this sampling period. Tree levels were similarly low and tree types identified were cypress, eucalyptus, olive and white stinkwood. Weed pollen was low and composed of daisy, English Plantain, dandelion, erica and Parietaria. The mould count was low with small, but insignificant spikes for Rust spores.

Bloemfontein

All pollen and fungal spore levels were low during this relatively dry sampling period.  A small but insignificant spike was seen for basidiospores. Tree pollen included acacia, olive and white stinkwood and weed pollen consisted of English Plantain and daisy.

Pretoria

No data was available for this site as the building is closed until New Year. The findings for the week 9-15 December are reposted as an approximate guide.

Johannesburg

No data was available for this site as the building is closed until New Year. The findings for the week 9-15 December are reposted as an approximate guide.

Durban

Grass counts were low during this sampling week. The tree counts were low and the types identified were: birch, eucalyptus, white stinkwood and Casuarina. Low weed levels included daisy and fern pollen. Mould spores decreased sharply in the absence of rain.

 

 

 

 

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