Birch pollen – the north gets the rest


Still birch pollen in the Nordics – season almost over in rest of Europe

The birch blooms late in the north this year. Spring made an early visit in April, but May has been unusually cold. Still much the south of Scandinavia has seen the peak of birch pollen, as has the British Isles. In Central and Southern Europe, only small amounts of birch pollen remain and in most places the season is over. The hotspot is now Middle Scandinavia, notably in Sweden and Norway, as well as the Baltic countries.

Birch pollen 20 May 2020

The front continues northwards

The next ten days central parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland can expect high birch pollen levels. Major spread further north will probably be delayed into June, as the snow hopefully will finally melt in the northernmost regions.

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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 the delay in Northern Scandinavia.

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

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