The smoky air that has been affecting the ACT all week is expected to continue on and off tonight, over the weekend and early into next week, according to the BOM.
The conditions are the result of easterly breezes that are bringing the smoke in from the NSW fires and mostly in the evenings and early mornings. Depending on the weather conditions, the smoky air may vary across northern and southern areas of Canberra.
People are advised to keep an eye on smoke levels in their area and avoid prolonged or heavy physical activity outside when there is smoke around.
People who are sensitive to smoke, especially those with pre-existing heart and lung conditions, should take extra care and avoid all physical activity outside at these times.
Anyone with concerns about their health should seek medical advice from their doctor. And anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness or difficulty breathing should seek urgent medical attention and in the event of a medical emergency call triple-zero (000).
To monitor the levels of smoke in the air (PM2.5), and for the most up-to-date health advice relating to smoky conditions, see our Health advice for smoky air page.
For further information on minimising the health impacts of outdoor smoke, refer to our factsheet.
For further information on weather conditions, visit www.bom.gov.au