Health authorities are urging those with asthma in the region to be cautious in the coming weeks.
The Murrumbidgee Local Health District said the next month or so could be a period of greater risk for asthma sufferers.
Director of the Public Health Unit, Tracey Oakman reminded all people who wheeze and sneeze during spring that they could be at risk of an asthma attack during a thunderstorm.
"Thunderstorms cause pollen grains to explode and release fine particles which can be inhaled more deeply into the lungs making even more people wheeze and sneeze," she added.
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"People should be prepared, not alarmed, and anyone with diagnosed asthma should carry their asthma medication with them at all times during this high risk period.
"Where possible avoid being outside during thunderstorms over the next four weeks. Parents should be vigilant to keep their children inside during storms, with the doors and windows closed."
The Public Health Unit will be monitoring thunderstorm activity and pollen count levels and issuing alerts at these high risk times.
Charles Sturt University has set up a SMS alert system when the pollen counts are high and thunderstorms are predicted, to register for this alert go to; https://science.csu.edu.au/asthma
If anyone experiences breathing difficulties it is essential to seek medical help immediately.
Breathing difficulties can be life threatening. In the event of an asthma emergency dial triple zero (000) immediately.