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Pollen Count in Milton, Ontario

What is the pollen count in Milton today?

Check the pollen count today in Milton by entering your postal code into our tracker above. Look at the pollen levels in different areas to plan your day and make sure hay fever doesn’t spoil your plans.

Pollen forecast for Milton

Use our tracker to check the pollen count in Milton for the next few days. Great if you’re planning a stroll with friends or a hike around Hilton Falls Conservation area, but want to know how many tissues you need to bring along!

Pollen Month-by-Month in Milton

  • January
    With snow covering most of Milton, this month has a low pollen count. In January most allergies are likely due to mold or pets. To distinguish the difference between hay fever and a winter cold check out our guide.

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

  • March
    March welcomes spring and the beginning of tree pollen season with Cedars, Hazels, Alders, Elms, Maples, Willows, Poplars, Pines and Oaks, blooming.

  • April
    April showers mark the beginning of grass pollen season with Kentucky grass becoming the first representative! Tree pollen remains the dominant pollen producer in Milton during April.

  • May
    Kentucky, Bermuda, Johnson, orchard, and Timothy grasses spread their pollen evenly across Milton in May, along with Sycamore trees.

  • June
    Within June, pines, birch and oaks are the primary producers of tree pollen, while sweet vernal joins the grass party adding pollen throughout Milton.

  • July
    In July, grass pollen is peaking in Milton, 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 Milton, ragweed is now the dominant pollen producer, along with dock, nettle, mugwort and plantain.

  • September
    Ragweed is on the decline in September which signals hay fever season is coming to an end. Take a deep breath of fresh air without causing any runny noses or itchy eyes – let’s hope the sun sticks around to enjoy!

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

  • 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 Milton, which means traditionally low levels of pollen for the next few months.

Top Causes of Pollen in Milton

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

How to Stay Prepared for Milton’s Allergy Seasons

  1. Always have a package of Kleenex® Ultra On-the-Go 3-Ply Pocket Facial Tissues on hand to comfort your nose whenever seasonal allergies my strike.
  2. Wear sunglasses to stop pollen reaching your eyes to prevent watering.
  3. Wash your hands frequently while out and about to remove pollen.
  4. Apply petroleum jelly around your nostrils and upper lip to trap pollen1.
  5. Try wearing a highly protective comfortable mask to filter out pollen and other allergens in the air2.
  6. Wash off pollen by changing your clothes and showering upon returning indoors.
  7. Use nasal breathing exercises to naturally assist those using the standard nasal sprays3.

Pollen Hotspots in Milton

From Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area to Springridge Farm, many of Milton’s hottest attractions are also pollen hotspots. Hilton Falls Conservation Area, Mill Pond and Terre Bleu Lavender Farm all fall under that category.

Allergy Friendly Activities in Milton

We love to watch the seasons change at the likes of Mill Pond, especially when the tree pollen starts to retreat in the winter. But if you want to reduce the risk of itchy eyes and sniffly noses altogether, we have some great suggestions for hay fever-friendly activities in Milton.

Cultural Sites

  • Milton Town Hall
  • Milton Centre for the Arts
  • Milton Public Library
  • Lochland Botanicals
  • Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

Exercise

  • Mattamy National Cycling Centre
  • Milton Leisure Centre
  • Skedaddle Kids Indoor Play Centre
  • Halton Falls Conservation Area
  • Silver Creek Conservation Area
  • Bruce Trail
  • Rattlesnake point Conservation Area

Sources:

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

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

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

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