Sydney Just Had One Of Its Most Polluted Mornings In Months

Apparently the City of Sydney decided to absolutely lit last night, because this morning it was hazy AF.

If any of you Sydneysiders awoke today to find things outside looking particularly smokey, your eyes weren’t deceiving you. It turns out today was one of Sydney’s most polluted mornings in a solid few months.
The air quality index in Richmond was off the scales, with the Office of Environment and Heritage posting readings of 212 – putting the air quality in the area at hazardous levels. Meanwhile, Randwick, Rozelle, and Prospect all registered poor ratings of over 100.
The ratings all equate to the haze causing poor visibility, with the RAAF Air Base in Richmond recording visibility of only 150 metres at around 7:30am this morning.
The smoke is all due to preventative hazard reduction burns being conducted by the NSW Royal Fire Service, reducing the amount of scrub and grass in city fringe areas ahead of rain which is forecast to arrive over the weekend.
The smoke is drifting across the city on the winds, more or less dutching out the city. Sydney is basically this RN:
The hazy shades have caught the attention of social media, with numerous people posting photos online.


Photo: NSWRFS via Twitter.

via SMH.