It’s becoming more than a nightmare, it’s becoming reality in Sydney that the bushfires are affecting the health of Australians.
With light winds in the region smoke and air pollution is only building and today air pollution levels in Australia’s largest city hit the highest level possible “hazardous”, according to AQICN.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says there may be little change in the days ahead with variable winds making the smoke and dust shift back and forth in the same area.
A business person WeatherWatch.co.nz connects with regularly in Sydney, who wanted to remain anonymous, described the smoke as “awful”, adding “Everywhere is a ghost town as no one is outside. I’m struggling breathing so much today”.
Just a few days ago the same person told us “Wow! I found ash outside on my washing and now I’ve just found some inside on the windowsill in the kitchen. I can only imagine what is going in our lungs”.
WeatherWatch.co.nz also spoke to forecasters in Australia this afternoon who confirmed smokey skies which have lingered “for several weeks”, depressing many people and affecting breathing.
There is no end in sight for the fires according to WeatherWatch.co.nz with hot, dry, weather forecast in the area for days, if not weeks, ahead.