People who are prone to respiratory problems and seals are being warned today for extra caution, as thunderstorms can cause asthma.
Thunderstorm is projected in most of the NSW, which now forces NSW Health Health Director Dr. Richard Broome to warn of high levels of pollutants in the air, which can cause asthma and breathing problems in combination with storms.
"Even if you do not have asthma, you should be particularly careful because the pollen is currently at the highest level and some people can be breathless," Brooms said.
"Monkeys produce pollen grains that explode and release fine particles that can deep into the lungs, causing even more people to sneeze and sneeze," he said.
In Melbourne in 2016, about 3,600 people are reported to be hospitalized, nine died of asthmatic attacks, and nine died from heavy thunderstorms.
"While Sydney has not had a major event, such as Melbourne, asthmatic events have been significant in the rural areas of NSW and although it is unlikely we can not rule out a similar occurrence happening here," Brooms said.
"Anyone diagnosed with asthma should always maintain the associated asthma medicine during this high-risk period.
"If you have asthma, make sure you have an asthma action plan and actively manage your symptoms.
"It's also important for people to find out Asthma's first aid so they can help their family and friends when they need it," Dr Brooms said.
FIRST AID ASTHMA
■ Seat the person vertically;
■ Give four separate charges from their vacuum cleaner;
■ Wait for four minutes and, if there is no improvement, give another four minutes; and
■ If there is no improvement yet, call 000.
■ Breathing difficulties can be life-threatening. In the event of an Asthma call, triple the 0 (000) immediately.