People who suffer from nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) such as hay fever tend to experience a variety of symptoms as a result of their allergy. These may include a runny, itchy or blocked nose, sneezing and sinus discomfort. These symptoms are a result of inflammation in the nasal passages. The nasal inflammation occurs when the nasal passages are exposed to foreign particles (allergens), for example, pollen. The allergens cause the cells in the nose to release chemicals that produce immune and allergic responses. These result in inflammation in the nasal passages and the symptoms of the allergy.
What is a pollen forecast?
A pollen forecast is a prediction of what the pollen levels will be in the future, like a weather forecast. Pollen forecasting often has greater value for allergy suffers than a pollen count, because they can use this information to plan their day. Typically, pollen counts show what was in the air several days earlier, not what's going to happen today or tomorrow. Pollen forecasting methods consider natural events, besides the recent pollen counts, that will affect future pollen levels. We consider historical pollen counts (which provide predominant pollen and seasonal trend information for a certain area) temperatures, precipitation, and weather forecasts.
Note: We are working on expanding the app to other areas of Australia but at this point, pollen predictions are only available for MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, CANBERRA, PERTH and ADELAIDE.
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Recently changed in this version:
1. Pollen and weather forecast now support Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide.
2. Push notification when high and extreme weather.