Our Bambi season cruises on

In my last post I compared Bambi and Godzilla, with Bambi being Melbourne's grass pollen season and Godzilla being Canberra's season.  Well, the Canberra season marches on.  Perhaps not the most frightening season they've ever seen but, propelled on by some recent good rainfall, certainly well on track for an above average year. 

Meanwhile, here in Melbourne we're getting pretty used to our mild summer weather and a well-entrenched Bambi pollen season.  Today's graph shows its looking remarkably like '08, our mildest pollen season yet.  That's all courtesy of a dry spring with around half the average rainfall

But even Bambi is a wild animal capable of leaving a mark.  That means we've had a few bad days for hay fever.  So far this season there have been 3 high grass pollen days, which are days when the grass pollen count is over 50 grains per cubic metre of air.  But on average we can expect 12 high days a season and 9 extreme days as well (days when the grass pollen count is an eyewatering 100 grains or more).  I can't see any of those in prospect this year and in all likelihood we may well have seen the last of Bambi's wild side as well.