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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.

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Boston Pollen Levels

Check out the pollen forecast in Boston for the next few days. Low pollen counts mean strolling the beautiful paths at the Public Garden or visiting the Boston Common for a performance of Shakespeare on the Common. When pollen counts rise like Boston Cream Pie, pack Kleenex® On-the-Go tissues, so you can stay prepared for allergies, wherever you are.

Boston is a walking city…a walking city that’s far less pleasant when you’re sneezing up a storm. Tree pollen causes some of Boston’s highest pollen counts from February through May. Thankfully, fall also means falling pollen counts, so you can gather apples and check out vibrant autumn leaves without the sniffles holding you back. If you want to keep seasonal allergies at bay when pollen counts are high during high-pollen months, you might want to steer clear of parks and grassy areas, but we know how tough it is to avoid the absolutely beautiful green spaces that the Emerald Necklace Conservancy has to offer. That’s why we’ve put together a few options for allergy-friendly activities to help you get the most out of allergy season.

Boston Monthly Calendar

During February through May in Boston, get ready for high tree pollen levels! High levels of pollen subside during the summer but sufferers of weed pollen allergies may notice that their symptoms flare in September and October.

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Restaurants

Boston Restaurants

Restaurants with indoor seating are great for days with high pollen counts. Fortunately, Boston has famously good food. That means ducking into a restaurant to avoid pesky pollinators can lead to outstanding restaurant choices for your next meet-up with friends, family meal or social outing.

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Live Music

Live Entertainment in Boston

You don’t have to be a student of music or theater at Berklee, Harvard, Bard, Northeastern or the New England Conservatory of Music to appreciate Boston’s exceptional performance art scene. Take a break from pollen and watch an indoor show featuring incredible performances by some of Boston’s most talented artists.

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Sports in Boston

Boston is all about sports. With ice hockey, basketball, football, and of course baseball, you’ll have plenty of exciting gameplay to take your mind off the pollen count.

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Pollen faq

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: https://acaai.org/allergies/allergic-conditions/seasonal-allergies/

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: https://acaai.org/allergies/allergic-conditions/seasonal-allergies/