If you’ve suffered from hay-fever in the past you're at risk of thunderstorm asthma - and should speak to your doctor.
Experts are warning you don’t need to have an asthma diagnosis to be affected by thunderstorm asthma.
Today’s the first day Victorians check the daily pollen forecast online – and plan their movements for high risk days.
Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Angie Bone said for the second year, eight pollen counters across the state will measure the daily concentration of grass pollen in the air until the end of the year.
“It will help Victorians to prepare themselves on high risk days, but it also helps emergency services and health professionals to be fully prepared should there be another event.”
This year’s pollen forecast isn’t as severe as 2016 when nine people died during a thunderstorm asthma event.