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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.

Houston Pollen Levels

Check out the pollen forecast in Houston for the next few days. When pollen counts are low in Space City, bicycling, canoeing or kayaking in Buffalo Bayou Park can feel out of this world. If pollen counts are high, pack Kleenex® On-the-Go tissues, so you can stay prepared for allergies, wherever you are.

If you see yellow dust on your patio furniture, spring allergy season might be here! From February through April, pollen counts seem higher than the bays at Topgolf. After pollen counts drop dramatically in May, they stay low for the rest of the year, including during a spike in September and October, so you can walk through Discovery Green or take a photography class, gardening class or habitat hike through the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, sniffle-free. Even though Houston allergy season is fairly brief, 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. That’s why we put together a list of seasonal-allergy-friendly activities that can help you avoid pollen during allergy season and discover what H-Town has to offer.

Houston Monthly Calendar

Grass pollen reaches its peak in Houston in March before trailing off in the early summer. By fall weed pollen levels rise – a watch out for those who suffer fall and winter allergies.


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Visual Art in Houston

Art can make you think…think about how much you love being indoors when the pollen count is ridiculously high. Fortunately, Houston has some incredible indoor art venues that can help you get through allergy season.

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Houston Food

Houstonians love food, and it’s easy to see why. Delicious options, plus indoor seating during high pollen count days, make Houston restaurants a place to be during allergy season.

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The Outdoors, Indoors

Hey, we’re all about exploring nature, but high pollen counts can mean sniffly walks down forest trails or fishing at a lake. Fortunately, there are some outstanding Houston venues that can teach you about the great outdoors, indoors. Learn about our underwater friends at the Downtown Aquarium or outer space at the Burke Baker Planetarium and Space Center Houston.

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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:

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: