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  #2383659 1-Jan-2020 14:51
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Chch, its supposed to be 34, its fully overcast but you can't see any cloud definition. Its eerily bright, and like I'm wearing a slight yellow camera filter. Norwest and warm, currently 30, but you get wind with a nor west, its quite calm. I guess the smoke and heat has allowed the temps to diffuse and equalise across the plains


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  #2383667 1-Jan-2020 15:20
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Slowly moving off.

But will make for another red sunset if visible.

https://himawari8.nict.go.jp/

You can see why mid otago is so dark

 
 
 
 


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  #2383674 1-Jan-2020 16:12
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Bad in Tekapo, you can see the Webcam at:

 

http://www.tekapotourism.co.nz/webcam/webcam4.html

 

Vehicles with headlights on.


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  #2383684 1-Jan-2020 17:24
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msukiwi:

 

Bad in Tekapo, you can see the Webcam at:

 

http://www.tekapotourism.co.nz/webcam/webcam4.html

 

Vehicles with headlights on.

 

 

 

 

Worst I have seen it, can’t even see the island or the Two Thumb Range.  The light is so weird it feels like a winters day. 


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  #2383689 1-Jan-2020 17:42
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PolicyGuy:

 

BlinkyBill:

 

Yes it’s safe.

 

 

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

 

;-)

 

 

i’m in Moeraki at the moment, it’s dark and 100% safe.





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  #2383698 1-Jan-2020 18:35
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It's hazy in Whakatane too. Not as bad as the Tekapo cam though!

 

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Compare with a similar time of day, a few weeks ago:

 

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  #2383709 1-Jan-2020 19:35
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The Sun from Hutt City is like a big orange ball. Very low light and a strong smell of smoke





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  #2383713 1-Jan-2020 19:52
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MikeB4:

 

The Sun from Hutt City is like a big orange ball. Very low light and a strong smell of smoke

 

 

I can't smell anything on the other side of the hill in Whitby but it's certainly an impressive,eerie sight.

 





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  #2383716 1-Jan-2020 19:58
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@floydbloke, I saw the sun looking like that also. Really unusual!


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  #2383730 1-Jan-2020 20:35
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tehgerbil:

 

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).

 

 

Maybe not.  Catastrophic fires on the present scale are a consequence of European settler practices, mainly the putting out of fires, and possibly by displacing the original people who managed things by setting fires.  It's all going to burn sooner or later; sooner and often on a small scale, or later on a large scale.


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  #2383754 1-Jan-2020 22:43
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Woke today in Dunedin and it was VERY dark. I could instantly smell and knew without the news that it had to be Australian fire-related (Acrid Wood Burn smell). It was REALLY dark. I really feel for Australians facing this at close proximity. It felt all very eerie. 

 

 


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  #2383758 1-Jan-2020 23:05
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With the air temp cooling the dust has obviously lowered in Canterbury.

Since about 5 the sun disappeared. As did the hills/distant visibility

And it has smelt since.
Smoke is even included in the weather reports for overnight.

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  #2383763 1-Jan-2020 23:35
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I am reasonably sure it's unrelated to the fires in Australia but there was a MIGHTY fog mid to late PM today in Dunedin, we are in an elevated location and the fog was sitting at foliage levels of the trees. Strangely it's mostly cleared a few hours later. It's novel to still see the sun/light at 9+ pm :) 

 

 

 

The Smell of smoke is still tangible.


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  #2384047 2-Jan-2020 09:55
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Also fog and smoke in Hawke's Bay early this morning. Red sun. Very weird.

 

 





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