Sydney topped and ranked 5th in air quality, however still behind the worst polluted cities in the world. Smoke haze has settled over Sydney just like Delhi but Sydney pollution can be attributed to fire in NSW.
The southerly winds by Sunday and little bit of rain will provide Sydney much needed relief and improved air quality. NSW health advising asthma and lung sufferers to limit outdoor activity. AirVisual, a website which ranks polluted cities has ranked Sydney 5th in its ranking. Smoke has reached to New Zealand and also smoke can be seen from the space.
Australia is in the grip of extreme weather this week, temperatures will skyrocket to almost 40C in Sydney’s west today. Adelaide will top that tomorrow with a high of up to 43C in the suburbs with the entire city surrounded by warnings of catastrophic fire danger, the highest level you can reach.
Every capital city will see days above 30C during the next week. Melbourne is set to top out in the mid-thirties while Canberra will see 38C.
NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys advised people to avoid spending large amounts of time in the heat and take care with car use.
“We would really like to urge people to make good decisions, to make sure that when they are using motor vehicles, that they do not leave their pets, they do not leave young children, do not leave vulnerable people inside of those vehicles locked for any period of time,” he said.
“We’ve seen tragic results from that in the past and we will see it again if people make poor decisions around that.”