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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.

New York City Pollen Levels

Check out the pollen forecast in New York City for the next few days. We’re all about days when the pollen count is so low, it’s easy to say yes to walking through Central Park or playing chess at Washington Square Park. When pollen counts are higher than the High Line, pack Kleenex® On-the-Go tissues, so you can stay prepared for allergies, wherever you are.

From January through May, tree pollen raises pollen counts to some of their highest levels. After that, pollen levels remain fairly low from June through the rest of the year and even from August through October, when pollen from weeds causes a slight uptick in pollen counts. (So hopefully you can do some ice skating at Winter Village, sniffle-free.) When pollen counts are higher than the Empire State Building, you might want to steer clear of parks and grassy areas if you want to keep seasonal allergies at bay. Thankfully, the Big Apple has a ton of activities that help you avoid pollen, so you can rest easy knowing that you can get the most out of the City that Never Sleeps—even during allergy season.

New York City Monthly Calendar

Grass pollen reaches its height in April before subsiding during most of the summer. Pollen levels are much lower in the fall and winter, but sufferers of a weed pollen allergy may notice an uptick of this type of pollen in September and October.


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NYC Restaurants

New York is one of the food capitals of the USA, and with good reason. Anywhere you go, you can find something delicious, like a bagel, a dollar-slice pizza, falafel or even a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich at a nearby bodega, plus far, far more. You can pretty much find any cuisine of the world here. Indoor dining also means you get a break from the pollen while you’re discovering new favorite restaurants to share with the people you love.

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Live Music in NYC

It goes without saying that the NYC music scene has some of the most talented and respected musicians in the nation. It also has some indoor venues that can help you avoid pollen during allergy season.

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New York City Sports

In addition to having truly outstanding food and live music, NYC also has some extremely talented baseball, basketball, and football teams. Take a seat away from the pollen by kicking back and watching some fun sports action!

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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: