Pollen count for [Portland] and pollen forecast
Avoiding pollen is one of the big challenges for people with pollen allergy – in [Portland] or anywhere else. It’s invisible. Clouds of the pesky stuff can be all around and the first you know about it is when you start sneezing and get itchy watery eyes. Pollen can affect your health immediately after exposure. The pollen count provides you with vital information. This is your pollen allergy early warning system.
How the pollen count can help
Check the pollen count for [Portland] every morning and you’ll be prepared before you go out the door. During pollen season you really want to know what’s in the air. Plants typically release the fine powdery yellow grains from early spring, through the summer and even into the fall. The pollen count can help you predict when your hay fever is likely to strike. So you can better plan your activities for the day.
Pollen allergies are increasing, especially in urban areas. Closely monitoring the daily pollen count in your [Portland] can help you be proactive about managing your and your family’s health.
The technology behind our pollen count for [Portland]
We’ve partnered with BreezoMeter to bring you the pollen count. BreezoMeter uses big data analysis to provide year-round, continuous pollen data. Pollen levels are calculated from detailed information about pollen-releasing plants as well as climate and weather data. The technology covers more than 65 countries worldwide.
What can cause a high pollen count in [Portland]?
The plants usually causing hay fever trouble are the ones that distribute pollen by air. That means they don't rely on bees and other insects. We’re talking trees, grasses and weeds. They can release millions of grains a day during their respective pollen seasons, pushing up the pollen count in [Portland]. And pollen can travel for hundreds of miles too.
Little wonder the pollen count in [Portland] is usually higher in a hot spell or when it’s windy. Those are the ideal conditions for pollen to be carried as the grains are so small and light. Track the pollen count for [Portland] every day to help you plan appropriate activities.
4 suggestions for when the pollen count is high in [Portland]
If you have hay fever, it can be difficult to avoid the pollen that triggers a reaction from your immune system. Try these tips on days with a high pollen count:
- First the obvious one: stay indoors if you can
- If you go out, consider taking your allergy medication before you leave. But always follow your doctor’s advice first and foremost
- On days with a high pollen count in [Portland], try wearing sunglasses to shield your eyes from pollen; wraparound sunglasses especially might help keep the pollen at bay
- A face mask or a nasal filter could help block the tiny grains, so they don't irritate your airways
5 things you can do to keep the pollen count low in your home
Your home should be a sneeze-free haven. Cutting the amount of pollen coming in can help to reduce annoying hay fever symptoms. Here are some tips to try:
- When the pollen count is high try to keep windows and doors closed
- Only air your home when there isn't much pollen in the air
- Use your air filter regularly if you have one
- Change clothes outside your bedroom and take a shower to rinse pollen out of your hair before bed
- Dry your laundry in a tumble dryer or hang it up indoors
Pollen count and the pollen seasons
Plants generally pollinate each other from early spring into fall. Cold winters can mean a later start to the release of pollen in [Portland] and elsewhere; a warm wet spring may speed things up. And of course, it depends where you are. Climate has a significant influence on when pollination happens. So, the further north you go, the shorter the pollen season is.
There is a pattern to all this, although global warming may be shaking the pollen calendar up a bit. Warmer winters will most likely lengthen the season and climate change may lead to a higher pollen count in [Portland].
What if I’d like an even more detailed pollen forecast for [Portland]?
Allergy depends so much on what your trigger is, where you live and the weather. The pollen count affects everyone differently, which means everyone has a personal hay fever season
We’ve got that covered. Our allergy app has the same big data analytics of BreezoMeter behind it. Download our app to get the information you need to help you manage your symptoms and plan your activities.
Pollen count and pollen forecast on your smart device
Use our allergy app to check current pollen levels for specific tree, grass and weed pollen in [Portland], plus air quality and weather information.
Our app also offers a pollen forecast for the different types of pollen in [Portland]. This tells you when your specific pollen trigger is likely to be high, moderate, low, or very low. You can check the pollen count daily or get alerts that show when pollen levels are changing in [Portland].
Another useful feature in the app is the ability to log how your hay fever is making you feel each day. The app can then send you personalized allergy insights tailored just for you.
Discover how to take better care of your allergy. With hay fever, information really is power. And it’s all at your fingertips wherever you are.