Causes of Pollen Allergy
count – the amount of pollen in the air – will vary day to day. Weather plays a vital role in how much pollen may be floating around. Dry, windy weather enables pollen to spread rapidly. In stark contrast, heavy rains and humid weather conditions weigh down pollen spores with moisture, keeping them grounded.1
Pollen count is often higher during months of hot, dry weather. In a tropical country like Singapore, this means that pollen symptoms can manifest at any day of the year given these weather conditions, and often when certain species of local flora are in season.
Some species produce and spread more pollen than others. In general, plants and trees that pollinate by wind pose the most risk for people allergic to pollen. One such plant found in many Singapore’s parks is the Golden Dewdrop, thanks to their colorful, decorative flowers.