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Pollen Count in London, Ontario

What is the pollen count in London today?

Tap in your postal code above to see the pollen count today in London. Use Your Pollen Pal to see if your hay fever allergy will be trigger in specific regions – whether at home, work or out in the park.

Pollen forecast for London

Planning a summer picnic in Victoria Park or a walk along the Thames River? Check out our daily pollen tracker so you know the London pollen count!

Pollen Month-by-Month in London

  • January
    With snow covering most of London, this month has a low pollen count. Allergies within January are most likely due to mold or pets. If you’re having trouble distinguishing between hay fever and a winter cold check out our guide to figure out the differences.

  • February
    So long as the freezing temperatures continue in London, pollen seldom makes its presence felt this early in the year.

  • March
    The first month of spring brings with it the beginning of tree pollen season. Trees in season include Cedars, Hazels, Alders, Elms, Maples, Willows, Poplars, Pines and Oaks.

  • April
    April showers welcome grass pollen and specifically, Kentucky grass which is the first representative of the upcoming season. Tree pollen remains the dominant pollen producer in London during April.

  • May
    Kentucky, Bermuda, Johnson, orchard, and Timothy grasses spread their pollen evenly across London, while sycamore trees also pollenate.

  • June
    In June, pines, birch and oaks are the main producers of tree pollen. Sweet vernal also joins the party, adding its pollen to the other grasses.

  • July
    In July, grass pollen is peaking in London, while the majority of tree pollen production is coming to an end for another year.

  • August
    The good news is that tree pollen production has peaked with the exception of a few late bloomers. For London, ragweed is now the dominant pollen producer, along with dock, nettle, mugwort and plantain.

  • September
    Hay fever season is finally winding down with ragweed on the decline. You can officially take a deep breath of fresh air without the runny noses or itchy eyes – and hopefully, the sun stays around to make the most of it!

  • October
    With any luck, the last of the weed pollen is on its way out, although some ragweed as well as crab grass may hang around until the first frost of winter in London.

  • November
    Enjoy the changing leaf colours without your eyes watering: November’s pollen count tends to be low.

  • December
    December brings the first official day of winter in London, which means traditionally low levels of pollen for the next few months.

Top Causes of Pollen in London

Trees produce pollen in London from March until July. London’s most common tree allergens are Elm, Birch, Walnut, and Poplar trees1. Grass pollen is in the air from April until July as well, followed by weed pollen. Ragweed pollen is the dominant strain in London, beginning in August through September (or until cooler temperatures take over.)

How to Stay Prepared for London’s Allergy Seasons

  1. Have a pack of Kleenex® Ultra On-the-Go 3-Ply Pocket Facial Tissues ready for whenever seasonal allergies may arise.
  2. Prevent pollen from reaching your eyes by wearing sunglasses when outdoors.
  3. Wash your hands as often as possible to remove pollen.
  4. To trap pollen, use petroleum jelly around your nostrils and your upper lip2.
  5. When possible, wear a highly protective comfortable mask to filter out allergens and pollen3.
  6. Change your clothes and shower immediately upon returning home to wash off and remove pollen.
  7. Nasal breathing exercises have been shown to assist those using the standard nasal sprays, as a natural solution4.

Pollen Hotspots in London

Any of London’s wide open green spaces will be as full of pollen as they are of picnickers: Springbank Park, Victoria Park, and Gibbons Park all pose significant allergen levels for those with hay fever.

Allergy Friendly Activities in London

The highest pollen count in London is typically in May. But tree, grass and weed pollen are all high at different times, so avoiding these green spaces on high pollen days is recommended if you have a hay fever allergy. There are still plenty of hay fever-friendly activities in this historic city:

Only in London

  • University of Western Ontario
  • East Park water park, arcade, rock climbing, and wave pool
  • Labatt Brewery
  • Budweiser Gardens
  • Covent Garden Market
  • Middlesex County Couthouse

Museums

  • Museum London
  • London Children's Museum
  • Museum of Ontario
  • The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
  • Museum of Archaeology
  • Sources:

     1. https://www.aerobiology.ca/collection-site/london-ontario/

     2. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hay-fever/

     3. https://now.tufts.edu/articles/are-face-masks-helping-people-allergies

     4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3392338/

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