The sky of New Zealand has turned orange, dark and gloomy as smoke from Australian bushfires travelled across the sea.
Australia is currently experiencing the worst bushfires ever seen. 24 human casualties have been recorded and over 2000 houses have been burned. A lot of loss to the land and wildlife has been reported.
The smoke from the fires has flown across almost 2000 kms, over the sea and is now engulfing parts of New Zealand including the city Auckland. The sky of New Zealand has turned dark, gloomy and orange and the air quality has deteriorated extensively. According to weather reports, the layers of smoke might thicken over the upper North Island.
It will likely thicken over the upper North Island for the rest of Sunday and should clear on Monday.
2:15pm Jan 5 NZDT (Himawari) pic.twitter.com/bUzJzzDN4R
— WeatherWatch.co.nz (@WeatherWatchNZ) January 5, 2020
Skies will be starting to turn orange in the North Island as bushfire smoke moves across. ^Tahlia pic.twitter.com/DJ6VTNklBp
— MetService (@MetService) January 5, 2020
Below are a few snaps from of the red skies:
Skies over Auckland this afternoon… pic.twitter.com/sN5Pjqs4NM
— Damian Light (@damianlight) January 5, 2020
That point in the mid afternoon in January when all the lights come on. pic.twitter.com/Kfq5upWJlu
— David Slack (@DavidSlack) January 5, 2020
Yesterday at sunset vs today at 2:40pm in Auckland. Smoke from the Australian bushfires has made it all the way across the ocean. pic.twitter.com/GYMoZ4dgDG
— Lang Leav (@langleav) January 5, 2020
— Morgan Bailey (@MoreMorganB) January 5, 2020