2 Jan 2020

Smoke wafting across the Tasman

From Summer Times, 9:22 am on 2 January 2020

And closer to home - the scale of the Australian fires was felt across the country last night, especially in Christchurch, as the smell of burning wood wafted across the Tasman. In Wellington, many people reported seeing a burning orange sun, as smoke from the Australian bush blazes coloured the sky. 

To understand how the effects of a fire two-thousand kilometres away managed to find its way to New Zealand, we are joined by MetService metereologist Chris Brandolino.

The view from Mount Cargill morning of 1 January 2020.

Photo: ODT / Gerard O'Brien