UPDATED, NOON SUNDAY: If you are planning outdoor activities this weekend, Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) advises that smoke from bushfires is affecting large areas of the state, and that you should check forecast conditions.
Air quality in Shepparton, Benalla and Wangaratta and Warburton is rated UNHEALTHY ALL through Sunday, and smoky conditions will continue through the weekend.
While air quality in Gippsland is generally good, periodic smoke impacts are likely to continue over the next few days.
Everyone should take necessary precautions to protect their health.
Smoke and your health
North East and North Central regions, around Benalla, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Central region around Warburton.
Air quality health category is UNHEALTHY ALL – everyone should reduce prolonged or heavy physical activity.
People over 65, children 14 years and younger, pregnant women and those with existing heart or lung conditions should avoid prolonged or heavy physical activity altogether.
All areas experiencing smoky conditions:
People over 65, children 14 years and younger, pregnant women and those with existing heart or lung conditions should reduce prolonged or heavy physical activity altogether.
Anyone with a heart or lung condition should take their medication as prescribed by their doctor.
People with asthma should follow their asthma management plan.
Anyone with concerns about their health should seek medical advice or call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24.