Smoke from the bush fires reaches NZ
On 1 January, 2020 incredible satellite footage showed smoke from the NSW bush fires had reached New Zealand's South Island.
It was testament to the amount of vegetation that has burnt over the previous 36 hours.
Imagine you have asthma, what would you do if there was a lot of smoke in the city?
Stay indoors when there is a lot of smoke around.
Some of the smoke from the fires created pyro-convective thunderstorms has even reached the troposphere.