Given the fact that this spring has been up and down in parts of the country, we wanted to know how New Zealanders were coping – was this season better, worse, or average when compared to most other years?
The results of our latest poll are mixed – with around a third saying they aren’t affected at all – though that’s about normal for those who don’t suffer seasonal allergies.
of those who were affected, 28% said this year has been “high” when compared to normal – perhaps a result of the dominating westerly airflows which have prevailed so far in the last 2 months.
24% said moderate, and just 15% are noticing conditions are better than normal – a clear indication that this year is a bad one for allergy sufferers!
– Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz