Satellite images show how bushfire in Australia turned New Zealand’s sky red

New South Wales: Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland are burning due to wildfires. Satellite images captured by SNPP-VIIRS show how smoke and dust from awful wildfires in Australia is transported across the Tasman Sea onto New Zealand’s South Island.

NIWA Weather tweeted, “Some dust and smoke from the NSW fires are expected to push across the North Island on Sunday night, following the frontal passage. Strong winds should blow much most of it away by Monday morning.”

Dakota Smith, a US-based meteorologist, shared a few incredible satellite images showing how the smoke and bushfires are causing havoc along the eastern coast of Australia.

 

flames and smoke engulf       Flames and smoke engulf eastern parts of New South Wales

 

 

Smoke engulfs eastern parts of New South Wales                                                                  Smoke engulfs eastern parts of New South Wales

 

South Island towns are already blanketed with thick black smoke and dust. Reports state that this dust is likely to hit North Island by Sunday. As the smoke swept New Zealand, residents started sharing images of the red-tinged sky.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, as per reports, more than 130 bushfires continue to burn in Australia. The condition is set to worsen with three people dead and 150 properties destroyed.

Sweltering, dry and windy conditions reportedly drive the wildfire. As per official statements, this is for the first-time wildfire is churning thousands of acres across the state. As the country is entering into summer, more dangerous fire behaviours are expected to occur due to Australia’s persistent drought.

Earlier this week, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh also witnessed red sky. Weather enthusiast known by the name [email protected] had posted images of cirrus and altocumulus clouds glowing under the setting sun. Red light is due to increased water vapour in the atmosphere. 

 

Vizag Red Sky

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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