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Press Release Islamabad, 01st March 2021
 
Early Pollen observed in Islamabad/Rawalpindi

Due to temperature increase, the Pollen concentration has started to increase rapidly in Islamabad/Rawalpindi. Met Office informed that pollen will further increase in coming days. The Pollen is likely to attain peak during second fortnight of March 2021 in Islamabad/Rawalpindi. People suffering from pollen allergy are advised to take the precautionary measures accordingly.

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 around 45,000 per cubic meter of air at the peak of the blossom season. 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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