Perth Hills north to Gingin could have smoke haze

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Due to moist overnight conditions there may be isolated areas of fog in valleys and low lying areas resulting in reduced visibility. File picture

A SMOKE alert for Perth Hills and Swan coastal plain north to Gingin in the Perth metropolitan area and surrounds has been issued by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Time of issue: 05:53 PM
Date of issue: 11 October 2020

The Parks and Wildlife Service has issued a Smoke Alert for the Perth Hills and Swan Coastal Plain north to Gingin.

The smoke is a result of Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns and multiple private property burns in the outer metropolitan area.

Smoke is being pushed towards the metropolitan area this evening by southerly winds and with easterly winds forecast overnight there may be broad areas of light smoke haze.

Smoke will be trapped under a low inversion tonight with the smoke expected to clear mid-morning as the inversion lifts.

Due to moist overnight conditions there may be isolated areas of fog in valleys and low lying areas resulting in reduced visibility.

WHAT TO DO:

  • If the smoke is particularly thick, it is recommended people shut doors and windows and turn off air-conditioners.
  • Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

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