Incredible photos show Sydney blanketed in smoke AND fog as authorities burn the bush 


Trains delayed, motorways blanketed and asthmatics called to stay inside: Incredible photos show Sydney blanketed in smoke AND fog as authorities burn the bush

  • Forecasters said the smoke is expected to last well into Monday morning
  • The smoke and fog has settled across parts of Greater Sydney and Central Coast
  • Residents of Randwick and Lidcombe have been warned of ‘very poor’ air quality

Sydneysiders have woken up to a thick blanket of fog and smoke from backburning which has delayed trains and forced asthmatics to stay inside.

Forecasters have warned motorists to take extra care on the road as the smoke is expected to last well into Monday morning.

The NSW RFS said the smoke and fog has settled across parts of Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Snowy Valleys, Southern Highlands and the Illawarra.

The Harbour bridge became shrouded in thick fog and smoke on Monday morning

The Harbour bridge became shrouded in thick fog and smoke on Monday morning 

Marrickville train station in Sydney's inner west was barely visible during the morning commute

Marrickville train station in Sydney’s inner west was barely visible during the morning commute

The NSW RFS said the smoke and fog has settled across parts of Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Snowy Valleys, Southern Highlands (pictured) and the Illawarra and Shoalhaven

The NSW RFS said the smoke and fog has settled across parts of Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Snowy Valleys, Southern Highlands (pictured) and the Illawarra and Shoalhaven

‘This is forecast to clear across the morning. Rain is forecast later this week, this may result in burns being suspended for some time,’ the RFS said.

‘Light winds and an overnight inversion has resulted in smoke settling in low lying residential areas. Smoke is forecast to then begin to lift and clear across the morning as the day begins to warm up.’

The thick, heavy fog made Sydney’s buildings completely invisible and caused trains to be delayed.

NSW RFS Inspector Ben Shepherd told 2GB the smoke should clear by around midday. 

‘This has been a very good opportunity for us to do these burns,’ he said.

‘This has been some of the best burning weather that we’ve had in over a year so it’s important that we did it.’ 

Residents of Randwick, Lidcombe, Earlwood and Chullora have been warned of ‘very poor’ air quality on Monday. 

Locals have been urged to avoid outdoor exercise, while asthmatics are advised to stay inside and shut their doors and windows. 

Sydneysiders have woken up to a thick blanket of fog and smoke from backburning, which has delayed trains and forced asthmatics to stay inside. Pictured: Sydney harbour

Sydneysiders have woken up to a thick blanket of fog and smoke from backburning, which has delayed trains and forced asthmatics to stay inside. Pictured: Sydney harbour 



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