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#262037 1-Jan-2020 11:47
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I wonder if it's safe to be outdoors.

Any air quality index sites in the country? Did the north island get the haze too?




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  #2383617 1-Jan-2020 11:56
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Yes it’s safe.





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  #2383621 1-Jan-2020 12:13
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Must have been a terrifying sight for Maori/early settlers to see the sun turn orange like this. (I presume this has happened previously in history).


 
 
 
 


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  #2383623 1-Jan-2020 12:30
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If you're concerned about it in chc, find an oamaru and wanaka webcam.

The street lights are all triggered it's so dark!

They even smell it

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  #2383638 1-Jan-2020 13:13
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We have smelt the Australian fires in Auckland a bit, could it be that again?

 

 


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  #2383640 1-Jan-2020 13:18
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BlinkyBill:

 

Yes it’s safe.

 

 

I'm not sure I'd be so positive: I think I'd say it's not unsafe

 

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  #2383642 1-Jan-2020 13:21
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howsitgoing:

We have smelt the Australian fires in Auckland a bit, could it be that again?


 



If the wind is right, don't see why not.




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  #2383645 1-Jan-2020 13:25
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Doubt Auckland will see any significant smoke - certainly nothing like the South Island at present.

 

Metservice posted an image on twitter not long ago https://twitter.com/MetService/status/1212156134083063808

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2383646 1-Jan-2020 13:27
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you notice it in Rotorua , the sky is not as blue as it should be on a cloudless day, 





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  #2383648 1-Jan-2020 13:28
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Auckland hasn't seen the Aussie smoke in some time, but it was there a few days/weeks ago.




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  #2383649 1-Jan-2020 13:30
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I’m in central Otago and it’s yellow orange and weird...

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  #2383650 1-Jan-2020 13:43
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https://aqicn.org/here/#!cp!-43.5249!172.6562!438289

 

Currently Chch PM2.5 AQI in mid-30s - I think usually in single digits, so it's 'good' but not as good as usual.


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  #2383652 1-Jan-2020 13:59
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Stu: Auckland hasn't seen the Aussie smoke in some time, but it was there a few days/weeks ago.

 

The Aussie smoke has been around Auckland and the upper North Island (and other parts of New Zealand) in varying degrees for several weeks. The smoke haze was so bad that on a flight south around midday yesterday from Auckland it was impossible to see Mt Egmont and the Central Plateau mountains, though it did clear up some what later in the day.

 

At home (Hamilton) it was pretty noticeable yesterday especially the sky colour at sunset. Still not as bad as being reported down Wanaka way. Though give it a day or two and the right atmospheric conditions with a good strong inversion and we may well see something similar up this way.





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  #2383653 1-Jan-2020 14:02
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Doubt Auckland will see any significant smoke - certainly nothing like the South Island at present.

 

Metservice posted an image on twitter not long ago https://twitter.com/MetService/status/1212156134083063808

 

 

That loop shows the smoke edging slowly north eastwards. I think we will see some of what they're getting down south but probably not as thick as they've had today.





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  #2383655 1-Jan-2020 14:16
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Noticeable in Welly, sky is a strange colour and I can smell the smoke on occasion too.


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  #2383657 1-Jan-2020 14:34
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My folks live in timaru. I was talking to them this morning and they said it was grey and weird.
They thought it was smoke.
Try this https://www.timaru.govt.nz/community/our-district/webcam
Try "hydro" in the dropdown. Many cars with lights on at the moment.




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