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Press Release Islamabad, 28th March 2019
 
Outlook of Pollen Season 2019

This year the onset of pollen season was delayed due to rainfall spells during first fortnight of the month. After onset pollen concentration increased gradually and attains its value 42,292 (per m3of air) in H-8 sector on 28th March, 2019. Rainy and windy weather conditions are expected in next couple of days which may decrease pollen concentration.
The people in capital city, affected by pollen are advised to take precautionary measures accordingly.

  (Spokesperson)
  Met Office

Press Release Islamabad, 1st March 2019
 
Pollen is likely to start soon in Islamabad/Rawalpindi

The Pollen is likely to start in first week of March in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and expected to attain peak during second fortnight of March 2019. Pollen season is expected to end by mid April. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has been monitoring the airborne pollen in Islamabad throughout the year. Pollen monitoring unit of PMD has installed pollen monitoring devices in different sectors of Islamabad (H-8, E-8, F-10 and G-6). The pollen concentration increases gradually with the onset of spring season and attains its peak around full blossom. Rainy spell during the first week of March, 2019 may delay onset of pollen season in Islamabad. The most abundant pollen types in Islamabad are from 08 plant species (i. e. Paper Mulberry, Acacia, Eucalyptus, Pines, Grasses, Cannabis, Dandelion and Alternaria). Out of all these plants Paper Mulberry shares about 97% of the total pollen and its concentration touches the extreme limits of about 40,000 per cubic meter of air at the peak of the blossom season. People suffering from Asthma and respiratory diseases experience serious consequences due to sharp increase in pollen concentrations. PMD will continuously publish pollen concentration data throughout the pollen season on its website and print/electronic media on daily basis. This concentration data will be regularly uploaded on PMD website:  www.pmd.gov.pk .Public may contact at following phone numbers for related information; 051-9250334, 051-9250364 and 051-9250369 or email at pollen@pmd.gov.pk for queries regarding pollen count.

  (Spokesperson)
  Met Office
 
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