The beginning of the week is set to serve some uncomfortable conditions to sufferers of hayfever and seasonal allergies.
Quite apart from onslaught of winter illnesses, the state's daily allergy bureau is indicating higher-than-average levels of indoor dust and dander.
The worst of the sneezes will pass by Tuesday, when the high alert dissipates into a moderate warning.
But the conditions town-to-town, and even street-to-street may vary enormously, says Dr Bruce Graham, seasonal allergy specialist at Charles Sturt University.
"The pollen floating around differs around Wagga even," he said.
"Near the university you have different trees and plants than [nearer to the pollen count in Gurwood Street], and then the roadside grasses you find in the more rural areas."
Wagga boasts the only pollen count system in the state, outside of Sydney, so much of the predictions are based on the range between these two counts.
"But even if you had a pollen count in every part of the city, it'd still only be specific to Wagga," Dr Graham said.
"There's a lot of difference even as you move out to the surrounding towns. In Culcairn, Junee, it's all very different situation."
Dr Graham conducts Wagga's annual springtime pollen count, which begins at the first weekend of September and carries to the end of November.
The daily pollen count is on a hiatus during the winter, but Dr Graham said it is not to say that pollen takes a holiday.
"The predictions we're getting come from algorithms and mathematical assessments of previous years," he said.
"We look at the wind direction, the harvest projections and say 'well, these are the same conditions we've had in previous years when there have been problems for people', it's not as accurate as a pollen count."
While the week's high pollen may cause some discomfort, Dr Graham said the worst may be yet to come.
"The most serious examples, and the most serious effects that people can feel definitely come along in spring time," he said.
"This year it could be higher than others, because hopefully by that time the drought will be on its way to over."