Sydney has awoken to thick bushfire smog

Sydney has been shrouded in an ultra thick bushfire smog. With visibility down to just 1km or so and hazardous particles in the air.

Sydney weather will bring winds in the afternoon to hopefully clear the smog.

Air quality index is in dangerous territory. People with health conditions are urged to stay indoors.

Air quality across the city plummeted overnight.

Sydney weather Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Summary

Max 28Smoke haze. Becoming windy.Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke haze. Hot in the west. Winds northerly 15 to 20 km/h tending northeasterly in the early afternoon and increasing to 30 to 45 km/h near the coast, then decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the evening.

A POOR Air Quality Forecast alert is issued by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) due to elevated PM2.5 levels in Sydney for Thursday 21 November 2019

Fire Danger – Very High

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis IconLocationMinMax
Sydney28
Penrith38
Liverpool35
Terrey Hills28
Richmond37
Parramatta33
Campbelltown35
Bondi25

Friday 22 November

Summary

Min 20Max 26Morning smoke and dust haze.Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke haze and possible dust haze in the morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the outer west in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
The chance of a thunderstorm in the west in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h early in the morning then tending east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day.

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 4:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Saturday 23 November

Summary

Min 19Max 27Partly cloudy.Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mmChance of any rain: 30% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke haze in the west in the morning and afternoon. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.

Sun protection recommended from 8:50 am to 3:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 9 [Very High]

Sunday 24 November

Summary

Min 18Max 23Shower or two.Possible rainfall: 0 to 2 mmChance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.