Sydney smoke alert – Air quality in the Sydney basin will deteriorate on Sunday as bushfire smoke blows in from the south of New South Wales.
Face masks may be in short supply due to Coronavirus fears. Now people in Sydney will have another reason to wear protection.
The NSW Weather Bureau has warned thick bushfire smoke will arrive in Sydney late Saturday and Sunday morning.
5.5 million people in the greater Sydney area are warned to stay indoors and avoid outdoor exercise as air quality plummets.
“Poor air quality is expected in #Sydney on Sunday as a weak southerly change carries smoke from fires on the South Coast.,” BOM NSW said.
The Air Quality Index by NSW Department of Health is updated here.
Forecast for the rest of Saturday
Warm and humid night.Chance of any rain: 5%
Mostly clear. A warm and humid night. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h, reaching 35 km/h near the coast.
A POOR Air Quality Forecast alert is issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) due to elevated ozone levels in Sydney for Saturday 01 February 2020.
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]
Sunday 2 February
Min 27Max 32Shower or two. Possible storm.Possible rainfall: 2 to 8 mmChance of any rain: 70%
Hot and mostly sunny. Areas of smoke haze developing during the day. Dust haze possible in the afternoon and evening. High (80%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, possibly severe in the west. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h before dawn then shifting southeasterly during the morning.
A POOR Air Quality Forecast alert is issued by the department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) due to elevated particle levels in Sydney for Sunday 02 February 2020.
Fire Danger – Very High
Sun protection recommended from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]
Monday 3 February
Min 23Max 29Shower or two. Becoming windy.Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mmChance of any rain: 60%
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then turning southerly 35 to 50 km/h in the late morning and afternoon.
Video : BOM NSW
Bushfires are burning to the south east of Sydney today
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