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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.

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

Pollen Count by Month Milton

  1. January

  2. 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.

  3. February

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

  5. March

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

  7. April

  8. 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.

  9. May

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

  11. June

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

  13. July

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

  15. August

  16. 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.

  17. September

  18. 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!

  19. October

  20. 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.

  21. November

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

  23. December

  24. 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.)

Pollen count by Pollen Category Milton

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 watering.
    • Wash your hands frequently while out and about to remove pollen.
    • Apply petroleum jelly around your nostrils and upper lip to trap pollen1.
    • 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 returning indoors.
    • 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


    • 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



Pollen Levels

The following table shows the risk level for each type of pollen derived by applying NAB guidelines to our data and taking percentile values from the extended season for each type of pollen. 

Severity of pollen is dictated by the PPM number, which stands for Pollen Grains Per Cubic Metre. The weather and time of day can also be a big factor when it comes to how the pollen count can affect you. As pollen falls to the ground when the heat dissipates during the evening, this can mean your seasonal allergy symptoms get worse and is why many allergy sufferers have worse symptoms in the night. On rainy days, you’ll find your allergy symptoms are easier to manage as rain tends to wash pollen away.

  • Low
  • Moderate
  • High
  • Critical

Tree Pollen

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  • 0-95
  • 96-207
  • 208-703
  • 704+

Weed Pollen

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  • 0-20
  • 21-77
  • 78-266
  • 267+

Grass Pollen

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  • 0-29
  • 30-60
  • 61-341
  • 342+

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Pollen Faq

Frequently Asked Questions

The pollen tracker pools data from various sources including but not limited to
  1. Local Pollen traps, where available.
  2. Weather data and other anthropogenic factors.
  3. Vegetation related data around your region.
“With such levels of accuracy, we can predict the pollen count on your street for up to five days ahead.” Madhusudhan Anand, Co-Founder & CTO of Ambee

Pollen is a light airborne dust that acts as a fertilizing agent for various plants. Trees, flowers, grass, and weeds all produce pollen, especially during the spring and summer months.

Similar to how the Air Quality Health Index measures pollution in the air, the pollen count is the measure of how much pollen is in the air on a given day. This information is gathered from reporting stations across the country to provide accurate local pollen readings.

It’s not uncommon to think you’ve caught a cold or flu when you actually have allergies. Sometimes referred as hay fever, tree pollen allergies may cause these symptomsnasal congestion; sinus pressure; runny nose; itchy, watery, red eyes; coughing; scratchy throat; postnasal drip; and fatigue1.

In a word, yes. A study presented at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) reported that a pair of air pollutants linked to climate change interact with certain pollens resulting in a change at a chemical level which increases the pollen’s potency. This in turn provokes a more powerful immune response from allergy sufferers.3

Pollen counts are highest on dry, windy days and lower after rainfall or at night – and usually peak between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again at dusk, so avoid these times if you plan to be outdoors. If you plan to exercise outside during allergy season, consider wearing a face mask designed to filter out pollens. As soon as you get home, rinse out your nose with saline or ask your doctor about nose sprays to provide relief.

A tree pollen level above 50 is considered high, while one to 10 is considered low. Be sure to check your local pollen count before venturing outside and plan accordingly.