Sunny weekend weather brings high pollen pollution

Sunny weekend weather brings high pollen pollution

Pollen allergy sufferers must be prepared for a heavy pollen count on Saturday and Sunday in Berlin because of the birch blossom.

Mann mit Taschentuch

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A man with hay fever and a handkerchief in front of his nose stands next to a flowering shrub.

With sunshine and temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius, a very high level of pollution is to be expected, said meteorologist Thomas Dümmel at Freie Universität. According to him, the bloom began particularly early this year on March 21, 2020. In the pollen measurement series since 1985, there have only been two years in which the flowering began just as early: 1990 and 2014. The pollen comes "from birches in the city, which are very sunny all day and are therefore more developed than the majority. The German Weather Service (DWD) expects dry weather in Berlin and Brandenburg and temperatures of up to 19 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
Frühling in Berlin
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