The grass pollen season brings a seasonal increase in asthma and hay fever. It also brings the chance of epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or seasonal hay fever. Having both asthma and seasonal hay fever and poorly managed asthma increases the risk further.
Melbourne’s grass pollen season is fast approaching. While we’re not expecting much grass pollen in the air until late October, the outlook currently is for an average season.
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In a nutshell, the main factor in Canberra and Melbourne determining how bad everyone's hay fever symptoms are is how much grass pollen is in the air.