Fairfax Media Network

Canberra 4-day Pollen Forecast

graphic
Pollen Forecast
  • Very High
  • High
  • Very High
  • Moderate
  • Sunday
    Dec 16
    icon 27°C
    Mostly sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NNW 9km/h
    3pm - NNW 25km/h
    Chance of rain:
    40%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Monday
    Dec 17
    icon 29°C
    Sunny
    Wind:
    9am - NW 10km/h
    3pm - WNW 20km/h
    Chance of rain:
    5%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Tuesday
    Dec 18
    icon 32°C
    Sunny
    Wind:
    9am - E 8km/h
    3pm - NNE 13km/h
    Chance of rain:
    40%
    Likely amount:
    < 1mm
  • Wednesday
    Dec 19
    icon 31°C
    Late shower
    Wind:
    9am - E 11km/h
    3pm - NNE 14km/h
    Chance of rain:
    30%
    Likely amount:
    1-5mm

Tips for Avoiding Allergies

What triggers allergies?

A number of different allergens trigger allergies in people, with some of the most common including pollen, dust, mould and pets.

What types of weather lead to high pollen count?

The Weatherzone Pollen Index measures the potential for pollen to trigger allergic reactions in susceptible people. Pollen levels in the atmosphere will be highest on hot days and on days where a dry wind is blowing. Additionally, light rain overnight or during the early morning will also cause high pollen levels. These are the days when you will experience the telltale symptoms of a runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin and nasal congestion.

What are some tips to avoid allergies around the house?

  • Clean surfaces regularly, to avoid the accumulation of dust
  • Avoid feather and down pillows
  • Don't hang sheets or clothing outside to dry on days of high pollen count
  • Avoid high pile carpets, as they offer places for dust and allergens to hide
  • Keep your pet away from bedrooms and off all furniture
  • Wash your pet weekly
  • Try to stay indoors on days of high pollen count
  • Avoid mowing lawns or wear a mask if it is unavoidable

Your 4-day Travel Pollen Index Forecast

About the Pollen Index

EXTREME: Most sufferers of pollen allergies will experience symptoms on extreme pollen level days. Symptoms may be severe in some sufferers. These days typically occur as a result of high temperatures and/or dry, hot winds, so the best precaution is to stay indoors.

VERY HIGH: Most sufferers of pollen allergies will experience symptoms on very high pollen level days. These days are typically warm and dry so the best precaution is to stay indoors away from sources of pollen.

HIGH: Some sufferers of pollen allergies will experience symptoms on high pollen level days, but these are unlikely to be severe. Temperatures are likely to be warm on these days, but there may be a limiting factor such as rain or sea breezes.

MODERATE: A few sufferers of pollen allergies may experience symptoms on moderate pollen level days. These are typically cooler days or days on which rain is expected to "flush" the pollen out of the air.

LOW: Very few sufferers of pollen allergies would be expected to experience symptoms on low pollen level days. These are typically either cold or wet days when there is likely to be little pollen released into the atmosphere.

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Victoria's freak floods prompt 1,400 calls for help, more storms hit Melbourne suburbs

00:38 EDT

Authorities say Victoria's State Emergency Service received more than 1,400 calls for help during 48 hours of wild weather that damaged buildings, flooded streets and closed a stretch of the Hume Freeway, where stranded motorists were rescued by helicopter.

Thousands without power after storms lash Sydney's west, Hills District

00:34 EDT

A series of severe thunderstorms has whipped the coast of NSW, bringing down trees in western Sydney, cutting power and pelting some suburbs with large hailstones.

Ex-Cyclone Owen downgraded to tropical low half a day after crossing Queensland coast

20:14 EDT

More than half a day after crossing Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria coast as a category three system, ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen has been downgraded to a tropical low as it moves across Cape York toward the Coral Sea, bringing steady rain to the state's northern coast.

Help us build a better Weatherzone experience by testing new concepts and providing your feedback.
Sign up to be notified when new test activities become available.