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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.

Austin Pollen Levels

Check out the pollen forecast in Austin for the next few days. When pollen counts are low, take that walk at Mount Bonnell or Lady Bird Lake. When pollen counts are high, pack Kleenex® On-the-Go tissues, so you can stay prepared for allergies, wherever you are.

It's no secret that Bat City has a lot of green, and that means a lot of pollen. Fall means ragweed pollen fills the air. Plus, during winter, Austinites might be feeling under the weather because of "Cedar Fever". Contrary to what you might think, Cedar Fever doesn't cause a fever and instead refers to an allergic reaction to mountain cedars—prolific pollinators that produce clouds of pollen. Even though it's tough to stay inside when you could be biking, running or simply turtle-watching at your favorite park, if you want to keep seasonal allergies at bay, you might want to steer clear of parks and grassy areas. Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of allergy-friendly things to do in Austin when pollen counts are high, so you can keep Austin weird without worrying about the sniffles.

Austin Monthly Calendar

Pollen levels are constantly changing in the Austin area – the calendar below will help you navigate the different levels of pollen throughout the year.


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Austin Food Scene

One of the most delicious ways to avoid fall or winter allergies is to duck into an outstanding restaurant. Fortunately, Austin has plenty. The food scene that's known unique twists on tacos and crispy burnt ends has tons of incredible restaurants with indoor seating that can give you a break from pollen.

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Live Music in Austin

Austin has a lot of festivals and of all its festivals, Austin's music festivals might be known best. When pollen counts are high, explore the amazing music scene that Austin has to offer with some indoor listening.


Helping Out in Austin

If you love Austin, there are plenty of ways to show it, including volunteering in ways that can help you avoid pollen, like assisting with delivering fans to seniors, sorting donations and distributing food.

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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: