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More of a climate question than a weather one per se, but is anyone tracking the pollen count already? I have early season hay fever and I have had the symptoms on and off for around 10 days (not Covid-19!) I have noted blossom already on some trees and significant budding on others but I have never had hay fever this early in the season before. I may be imagining it or it could be a one-off given our mild winter? I am based in Dorset so we would probably see this earlier than other parts of the country. 

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  • Location: Redlynch, Wiltshire / 110m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold snowy winters, warm springs, hot summers, warm then stormy autumn
  • Location: Redlynch, Wiltshire / 110m asl

Same boat here, been sneezing a lot more and have frequent sniffly nose compared to what I was like a few weeks ago. And that's the only thing that usually happens to me in hayfever season thankfully.

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  • Location: Nymburk, Czech Republic and Staines, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and warm in summer, thunderstorms, snow, fog, frost, squall lines
  • Location: Nymburk, Czech Republic and Staines, UK

Am sneezing a lot with a bit of a runny nose and slightly irritated eyes, usually happens every March to me, then again in June. Have narrowed the March cause down to hazel, alder or birch pollen, though that could be wrong.

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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby
13 hours ago, stainesbloke said:

Am sneezing a lot with a bit of a runny nose and slightly irritated eyes, usually happens every March to me, then again in June. Have narrowed the March cause down to hazel, alder or birch pollen, though that could be wrong.

probably alder, hazel is early and that starts early in the new year. my hazel catkins are over now.
my birch hasnt started, im expecting that in another month.
leylandiis are starting to pollen
alder is out around now.

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  • Location: Nymburk, Czech Republic and Staines, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and warm in summer, thunderstorms, snow, fog, frost, squall lines
  • Location: Nymburk, Czech Republic and Staines, UK
8 hours ago, mushymanrob said:

probably alder, hazel is early and that starts early in the new year. my hazel catkins are over now.
my birch hasnt started, im expecting that in another month.
leylandiis are starting to pollen
alder is out around now.

Interesting. I read online that there has been a type of alder planted quite widely in recent years that seems to aggravate some people. 

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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby
13 hours ago, stainesbloke said:

Interesting. I read online that there has been a type of alder planted quite widely in recent years that seems to aggravate some people. 

thats news to me... i deal with the ordinary alder.
the sequence for these tree/shrub catkins (lambs tails) is hazel/alder/birch.

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  • Location: Nymburk, Czech Republic and Staines, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and warm in summer, thunderstorms, snow, fog, frost, squall lines
  • Location: Nymburk, Czech Republic and Staines, UK
1 hour ago, mushymanrob said:

thats news to me... i deal with the ordinary alder.
the sequence for these tree/shrub catkins (lambs tails) is hazel/alder/birch.

It is a hybrid alder called Spaeth’s Alder (alnus x spaethii), a cross between two Asian alders. It’s actually a very vigorous and attractive tree, with excellent health but one of the main reasons it is planted is for its late winter catkins, which are very long and showy (more pollen too)

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