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Birch pollen season in full swing in Europe

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Central Europe peaks, Scandinavia on the increase

Currently, the birch pollen season is at its height in Central Europe. High levels are recorded in France, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and the Benelux countries, see the map below. In Southern Scandinavia, the season has also started for real.

Birch pollen 22 April 2020
Estimated levels for birch pollen in Europe 22 April 2020. Red colour means high pollen levels, yellow moderate, dark green low-moderate and light green low levels.

Looking forward – increase in the north, decline in the south

For the next ten days, the front will continue to move northwards, and in Norway also westwards. We therefore expect high levels in Northern Germany, Denmark, the Baltic states, and Southern parts of Sweden, as well as in the Southeast of Norway. Further south, however, birch pollen levels have probably already peaked. Italy, France and the UK are likely to see declining levels.

Birch pollen forecast for 01 May 2020
Birch pollen forecast for 01 May 2020. Red colour means high pollen levels, yellow moderate, dark green low-moderate and light green low levels.

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You may also be interested in our other stories on pollen in Europe. Our video showing the average development of birch pollen confirms that the birch pollen season is more or less as normal in Central Europe and delayed in Northern Scandinavia.

Credits: Maps and figures created with contributions from Rasmus Moldstad Bakken.

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