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The pollen forecast for your area

The weather forecast for your area

Discover our hay fever advice and more information about pollen in your area.

Seattle Pollen Levels

On a day with a low pollen count, hiking plans can run as smoothly as a ride on the Monorail. When pollen counts are higher than the Space Needle, pack Kleenex On-the-Go tissues, so you can stay prepared for allergies, wherever you are.

Seattle is called "The Emerald City" for a reason. Lots of beautiful greenspaces can mean a lot of pollen, and from February through May, tree pollen sends the pollen count soaring higher than a seaplane. From June through December, pollen counts are low until they begin to rise, like the price of a house in Dunlap, in January. As much as we love trails through lush trees and exploring sea cliffs near forests, if you want to keep seasonal allergies at bay during months with a high pollen count, you might want to steer clear of parks and grassy areas. But we know it can be tough to skip the stunning forest views that Seattle has to offer, so we put together a list of activities that can help you get the most out of the Seattle during allergy season.

Seattle Monthly Calendar

Seattle starts to see levels of grass pollen as early as January, with pollen hitting it’s highest in April.


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Seattle Food

Seattle’s food scene is fresh, like produce-right-from-the-farmer-at-Pike-Place-Market-fresh. Plus, Seattle offers a ton of outstanding restaurants that feature indoor seating, so you can discover a great place for your next social outing while you’re avoiding pollen.

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The Outdoors, Indoors

There may be high amounts of pollen outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn more about nature. Seattle has a number of indoor venues that you can visit to learn about underwater creatures, plants, outer space and more.

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Seattle Sports

Seattle is a sports town, and that means a lot of games that can take your mind off of a high pollen count. Watch an exciting baseball, football, and even soccer games in this wonderful city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Kleenex® Pollen Pal is incredibly simple to use. We use pollen forecast data to monitor pollen risk levels in your area. All you have to do is enter in your zip code, or click on one of our preselected cities, and Pollen Pal will display the pollen forecast in your area.

Pollen allergies are never fun and can vary from adult to adult. Some of the main signs include sneezing, coughing, itchy or watery eyes, and even headaches or earaches. Want to learn more? Check out Seasonal Allergy Symptom and Signs.

It's hard to completely avoid pollen when it's pollen season, however pollen levels tend to be at their highest during the morning hours. Source:

Yes! Whether it's sunny, damp, or stormy, weather has a large impact on pollen counts. To keep it simple: pollen counts are typically highest when it's warm, humid, and windy.

For most of the United States, allergies tend to peak from February until the early summer. However, in more tropical climates the pollen season can stretch through a good potion of the year. Source: