World news – African Union – Severe storms pose major health risks to Melbourne

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Publish date: 04:58 GMT, November 10, 2020 | Updated: 04:58 GMT, November 10, 2020

The Severe Storm System is set to wreak havoc with asthma and hay fever over the next few days.

The « Epidemic Thunderstorm » is expected to hit western and central Victoria tonight before it hits the southern parts of New South Wales and Melbourne on Wednesday and Thursday

With pollen abundant during the spring, severe storms can trigger allergens and make life a nightmare for those at risk

The Severe Storm System has been set up to wreak havoc with asthma and hay fever patients over the next few days

The « Epidemic Thunderstorm » is expected to hit western and central Victoria tonight before hitting the southern parts of New South Wales and Melbourne on Wednesday and Thursday (pictured, Bureau of Meteorology radar)

Justin Dunlop, Regional Health Commander for Ambulance Victoria, in a public service message, warned that « this week and next week will be the peak of the pollen season »

If you have hay fever or asthma, know the symptoms and what to look for and take medication

« If there’s a thunderstorm, that’s when you’re in greater danger You must stay indoors.  »

« Asthma due to thunderstorms » is a dangerous phenomenon that led to the widespread prevalence of sudden asthma attacks in 2016

Thousands of patients came to emergency hospital departments in November, prompting greater warnings and protocols.

Monday swept a severe cold front bringing dangerous winds of 90 km / h across Perth and southwestern Western Australia

With pollen abundant during the spring, severe storms can trigger allergens and make life a nightmare for those at risk (stock photo)

As it continues to move across southern Australia, torrential rains, damaging winds and great hail are expected across Adelaide this evening

Jonathan Howe, a meteorologist for the Bureau of Meteorology, said, « Wednesday will be the height of a thunderstorm all over Victoria after a very warm night and this could result in torrential rains and damaging winds »

Storm activity weakens on Thursday and Friday and moves to eastern parts of NSW and ACT

Some parts of the Great Dividing Ranges in New South Wales are expected to see about 5 to 15 mm of rain over the next few days, and western Victoria is expected to fall from 15 to 25 mm, while the western coast of Tasmania prepares to rise to 50 mm

Storms are expected to arrive in Melbourne in the evening after a windy day on Tuesday.

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Asthma, thunderstorms, allergic rhinitis, Victoria, Melbourne

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