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
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.
So long as the freezing temperatures continue
in Milton, pollen seldom makes its presence felt this early in the
March welcomes spring and the beginning of
tree pollen season with Cedars, Hazels, Alders, Elms, Maples, Willows, Poplars, Pines and Oaks, blooming.
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.
Kentucky, Bermuda, Johnson, orchard, and Timothy
grasses spread their pollen evenly across Milton in May, along with
Within June, pines, birch and oaks are the primary
producers of tree pollen, while sweet vernal joins the grass party
adding pollen throughout Milton.
In July, grass pollen is peaking in Milton, while
the majority of tree pollen production is coming to an end for
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.
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
or itchy eyes – let’s hope the sun sticks around to enjoy!
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.
Enjoy the changing leaf colours without your
eyes watering: November’s pollen count tends to be low.
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
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.
Wear sunglasses to stop pollen reaching your eyes to prevent
Wash your hands frequently while out and about to remove pollen.
Apply petroleum jelly around your nostrils and upper lip to trap
Try wearing a highly protective comfortable mask to filter out
pollen and other allergens in the air2.
Wash off pollen by changing your clothes and showering upon
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
altogether, we have some great suggestions for hay fever-friendly
activities in Milton.
- Milton Town Hall
- Milton Centre for the Arts
- Milton Public Library
- Lochland Botanicals
- Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate
- 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